Mastering the Element of Surprise

Mastering the Element of Surprise

I’ve got a surprise for you! Wanna know what it is? Well, then it wouldn’t be a surprise, would it? OK, I’ll tell you anyway… You have the surprising ability to surprise yourself. Not what you were expecting?  Well, therein lies the surprise....
Men Rise, Women Bounce

Men Rise, Women Bounce

Twenty years ago I worked with a group of impressive, ambitious, talented women on a high-profile project at a highly regarded network. It was among our first jobs, early in our careers. We were production assistants and support personnel. We cared about our work and...
Lay Down the Ladder (and What to Climb for Instead)

Lay Down the Ladder (and What to Climb for Instead)

There are a lot of ladder references in the corporate world. We strive to continually advance to The Top. Advancement is achieved on the Rungs of Opportunity. And, of course, it’s all about The Climb.  At least according to Miley Cyrus. Maybe you’ve been...
Start with a Single Step… Then Take Another One

Start with a Single Step… Then Take Another One

A few months ago I returned to working out after a long absence, double-foot surgery and a year in which I basically took my health and handed it back on a platter.  It’s as if I said “No thanks, I don’t want good health, let me have anxiety-induced...