Inspiration and perspiration

Inspiration and perspiration

I came across the cool meme posted above (by the inspiring Kelly Exeter) which says, "Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life. It's about what you inspire others to do." This resonates for me as so true. I think about all the women (and men) that I have known, about all their gifts and the challenges they have shared with me, and I know that when I think of them I don't so … [Read more...]

Teresa Sullivan and the sexual politics of business

Teresa Sullivan and the sexual politics of leadership

All appears to be quiet at the University of Virginia in the short weeks since the forced ouster and then reinstatement of university President Teresa Sullivan. She's back at work, and even backstage plotter Helen Dragas, head of the U.Va. Board of Visitors, has been reappointed as rector, putting her in a position to continue pressing for the changes she sought with Sullivan's surprise … [Read more...]

A wonder woman

Renaissance woman

Where do I begin with my guest this Saturday — she has so many fascinating sides to her that it feels like one hour won't be enough. For example, do I talk with her about her many years in executive management? Or what about her high level leadership and development coaching? We could discuss her books. This is to say nothing about her many years as a...dairy farmer, sheep herdswoman and beef … [Read more...]

A little downtime right where you are

A Little Downtime

With summer just about a month away, and Memorial Day weekend around the corner, the itch to get away from it all is building up. Of course, everyone needs a little downtime now and again. But with a down economy, more and more people are feeling like they can't get away from it all. Either it's because budgets are tighter, or because you're feeling like you have to work twice as hard to keep … [Read more...]

In your mind’s eye

Visual Journaling

Have you ever heard the phrase, "Don't think it, ink it?" It's an idea used mostly for writers, but also for anyone trying to solve a problem, brainstorm, or launch a creative project. The basic premise is that when we get a good idea that we think we may like to pursue, we'll get farther in bringing the idea to fruition if we start taking down notes, filling in details, and giving the idea … [Read more...]

Turn off, tune out, drop in

Type weeds

Some of you may recall my recent personal retreat, where I took three days to live and move and be in silence and separation from the outside world. While this was nourishing and renewing to me on so many levels, I can't say that it was easy. As a working woman, radio host, mother, daughter, sister, friend and volunteer, like most people living today, I'm plugged in and connected to my circle … [Read more...]