“In the old days we did the news well. You know how? We just decided to.”—Charlie Skinner, The Newsroom This quote grabbed my attention as I watched the final episode of the HBO series The Newsroom 2 weeks ago. It has nagged at me since then. Today, I watched CBS Sunday Morning and their segment
“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”—Eleanor Roosevelt Consider the wise advice of the former first lady as you face this new day. Every day brings new opportunities for positive growth and change in your life—if you let it. Today could be a good day or bad day. The decision is yours.
I am a frequent guest contributor on Classic Movie Hub about classic movie characters with kickass confidence. Each of these characters has inspired me. I hope that they inspire you too. This post is about Regina Lampert, portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in Charade: Adam Canfield: “Oh, you should see your face.” Regina Lampert: “What’s the
“At 37, Jeter might never again play the game the way he once did. But he still can show you how to win.” This quote is from a 2011 NY Post article by Steve Serby. He is speaking about Derek Jeter, who had recently suffered a calf injury and was in rehabilitation in Tampa, Florida.
“Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him.” — Thomas Carlyle I live and lead by this quote, especially during change, which, in today’s workplace, is often an everyday event. I have led teams through 20+ years of change, and have learned that the most important thing you control is how
I noticed this President’s Day post on Facebook yesterday, and wanted to share, as it’s a wonderful reminder of the power of perseverance: He failed in business in ’31. He was defeated for state legislator in ’32. He tried another business in ’33. It failed. His fiancée died in ’35. He had a nervous breakdown
Let’s face it: At one time or another, you have tormented yourself at work. Often, the ritual is daily. Without a doubt, it’s more frequent than most people know. You have to catch yourself to even know what’s making you feel bad or sad. We are so conditioned to look on the dark side, that
So—I just joined the Lean In organization founded by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. Now, I’m reading more of the press surrounding the organization and its founder. It’s really interesting to me how the media focuses on Sandberg’s message as coming from a “billionaire.” And, because of this, how can women possibly relate? #1. I
The ability to listen is one of the most important skills for any employee, entrepreneur or leader, and there are so many reasons why. In this world where we’re on information overload and we think multitasking shows how productive we can be (more about that later), it is more critical than ever to listen. To
Let’s face it–leadership is not easy and not for everyone. It may be what many people aspire to, but, often, it is not a good fit. So—how can you tell if you’re a good leader or not? Well, your performance is reflected in your team. The business world has changed a great deal over the
Don’t wait for your company to develop your skills. Always invest in learning. Always invest in yourself. It’s more important than ever to become comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity. It’s the way of the world. Sometimes, it can take time to find your way, especially in your career. Be patient with yourself and trust the
I’ve hired, led and mentored people for over 25 years, and find attitude as important as aptitude—maybe even more so. Your belief is your biology, and when you believe, you achieve. A positive attitude means a healthy self esteem: a willingness to try new things, an openness to change, and a determination and drive to