Commit To Mutual Support, Double Your Success

I saw the above in a random post this morning.  I’d like to take that 2% and up it to the 20% reminder Pareto’s Law conveys. Shape it how you want to, 20% of the people in your life cause 80% of the problems, 80% of your time goes to 20% of your customers, etc.Continue reading “Commit To Mutual Support, Double Your Success”

It Is All About Timing

I’ve been deliberating about several career moves lately.  It can be hard to discern at times which thoughts are just good ol fashion fear of failure and which thoughts merit examination.  We all are capable of making plans, it is the unknown outcomes that muddy the waters that can wash over your path along theContinue reading “It Is All About Timing”

What Is It Really Worth? Or, If You Aren’t Contributing Give Up Your Seat At The Table

With stats showing over 75% of the U.S. workforce is unhappy with their job(s) you have to begin to wonder why they stay. Where is the value for them in maintaining the misery, not only for themselves, but most likely, the ripple impacts their family and friends? Money and/or family, is the response I mostContinue reading “What Is It Really Worth? Or, If You Aren’t Contributing Give Up Your Seat At The Table”

Public Speaking

Yesterday I held a TEDxWomen event here in IL, on the beautiful North Shore of Lake Michigan, outside of Chicago, in the amazing suburb of Winnetka.  I learned a few extremely valuable lessons in the compact time I had to organize it, raise money for it, pick speakers and implement it all. 1)  It isContinue reading “Public Speaking”

Ratty Transgressions

There are all types of very important, official sounding words to describe group/team conflict dynamics. We can talk about proportional or perceptual conflict, but what it all boils down to on most occasions when conflict goes from productive to toxic is what I like to call “rats in a cage conflict.” “Rats in a cageContinue reading “Ratty Transgressions”

Action + Accountability Trumps Ongoing Mind Numbing Discussion

Think.  Discuss.  Act.  Be Accountable.  That is all you need to succeed. There is a direct correlation at a point in ongoing discussions showing reduced productivity and positive outcome.  Early collaboration and action has a cost benefit.

Action Trumps Ongoing Discussion

Action trumps ongoing discussion.  Think about the issue, have a meeting or discussion to find the best course of action and then move on it.  Failure to pull the trigger and then relapse into ongoing consensus and meetings is the path to an ongoing loss of productivity and ROI. Be active, be accountable.