“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.
I believe the most difficult job on this earth is being a great mom. It requires more confidence and courage than any successful CEO. My mom is no exception. To me, she is a superhero. Mom was way ahead of her time. She went to work full-time in the 1960s, when I started grammar school.
“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
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
Like many people around the globe, I watched as the new pope, Francis I, came out onto the Vatican balcony earlier this year to address the world for the first time. What struck me more than anything else was the view from the camera as it slowly panned around the faces in the crowd. I
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
I became a leader for the first time in the 1980s. My boss had decided to adopt a child, and become a stay-at-home mom. She and her husband were told the wait list for a new baby was very long. Much to everyone’s surprise, their little arrival arrived a lot sooner than expected. We’re talking
Recently, I attended a symposium focused on women entrepreneurs. The big questions were: Why aren’t there more women entrepreneurs? More women CEOs? More women at the top? Of course, the first target of discussion was men. They are the problem. Ladies—this is wrong and you know it. As I listened to cries of “men don’t
I just watched Amy Cuddy’s TED talk: “Your body language shapes who you are” and was blown away. The video demonstrates how our body language can not only influence how others see us, but how we see ourselves. Amy illustrates how having a posture of power (a la Wonder Woman or Superman) can actually impact
Average Leadership = vision + strategy + people Great Leadership = vision + strategy + people + process + execution Many leaders have great vision: they see where they want to take their companies in the coming years, and map out their strategies accordingly. But, what’s often missing is skill and confidence in execution. Many
I just saw this post from Diane von Furstenberg’s facebook page, and wanted to share: “Join us in a commitment to be confident and support others in building their self-esteem: http://on.dvf.com/FB030813. How are you going to help someone be the woman they want to be?” I remember reading an article about Diane in Town &
I thought of this excellent quote from Marshall Goldsmith when I read the recent news revolving around Marissa Meyer’s decision to end the work-from-home policy at Yahoo. Every article I read was from the employees’ point of view, and trust me, I feel for them. However, as someone who has led teams for over 20