In the bestseller, The Forty-Eight Laws of Power, Robert Greene asserts, “An emotional response to a situation is the single greatest barrier to power, a mistake that will cost you a lot more than any temporary satisfaction you might gain by expressing your feelings. Emotions cloud reason, and if you cannot see the situation clearly, […]
I like jugglers. I’ve seen professional clowns juggle at the circus and executives juggle at the office. The execs call it time management or maximizing efficiency but the tasks are very similar. The definition of juggle is “cope with by adroitly balancing.” You may balance bowling pins or projects by constantly reprioritizing in order not […]
I’m not new to the grandma rodeo. My oldest grandson is five now. We have spent many hours together playing with action figures, hiding from his parents (who were not actually seeking us), and giggling our way through Cartoon Network marathons. I started keeping him overnight, as needed, when he was a few months old. […]
I need your help. I’m part of a campaign to raise funds for GIST (a rare cancer) research. Donations are tax-deductible. Please help me and others going through this (un)natural disaster. Researchers are so close but they need more funding today! Thank you!
The problem with living your entire life “under the radar” is that the safety of never being seen or heard is also the risk of never being seen or heard. In order to maximize the impact of your achievements, you must be willing to take the chance that others will know when you fail. #failforward
I became a Jennifer Hudson fan the moment I heard her audition for Season 3 of American Idol. It didn’t matter to me that she later lost to Fantasia. I knew she was a star in the making. So you can imagine my response, 9 years later, to an invitation to cover a red carpet […]
I arrived in New York yesterday for the annual Blogging While Brown conference. I spent the day enjoying the sights and sounds of my favorite American city. The conference hotel is the Aloft Harlem. I was a bit alarmed that my taxi driver had never heard of it since the Aloft is a major, global […]