The Tragedy of an Iconic Brand Unravelling

The best leaders are emotionally fit, bringing their strongest emotional selves to work each day. They model the “We Principles” of hope, generosity of spirit, and moral courage– leading with a “we” […]

By |September 28th, 2020|Leadership, Workplace happiness|2 Comments

Re-imagine Your Life

A crisis has a way of sorting out what matters in your life. For me, that crisis was in 1999, when my father died. I was in my early 40’s, helping to […]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Career development, Leadership, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

The Colors of a Book Tour

The past four months of my book tour have been a whirlwind. I’ve traveled and spoken to students, to Google, and to the Treasury Department in DC to name a few. I’ve seen people alive in their jobs and those beaten [...]

By |June 17th, 2019|Learning, Women in business, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

Why Technology is Terrifying

My friend Teresa, a kindergarten teacher, is worried. She says the children she is teaching have very little strength in their fingers. They can’t hold […]

By |May 6th, 2019|Leadership, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

What A Day at Google Taught Me

When a Curveball meets Your Plans — and How to Move On

By |March 25th, 2019|Uncategorized, Women in business, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

How to Keep Our Workplaces Safe, and Thriving

I’d love to know how many of you have an Emotional Fitness Officer in your organizations. Yours might be called something else, but their job is to monitor the emotional health and […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Leadership, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

Silence

I exhaust me.

Especially this time of year. So I need the meditative practice I began five years ago. It’s called Centering Prayer, and it’s been a life saver when my brain wants to begin […]

Wisdom, Joy and Love

It’s hard to believe that in two weeks my book will be on bookshelves. It took three years, a lot more discipline than I wanted to have, and has provided […]

Lighten Up

In the book The Levity Effect, there was a line that has stayed with me:

“Great leaders bring lightness to the workplace.”

I thought back to the building days of HGTV, […]

Shrieks of Ego

I recently spoke to a group of Ohio women who were members of WELD, or Women for Economic and Leadership Development. I often feel like a hired hand when I speak, but in this […]