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Is Someone Putting a Lid on Your Creativity?

  Is Someone Putting a Lid on Your Creativity?   Last week my friend Julie announced her Nourish Your Creative Spirit in Tuscany retreat happening next June.  I hope to attend and am so excited! Most of my career, I’ve had the incredible privilege of working alongside creatives. Visual artists, graphic designers, perfumers, and my husband and sister …

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A Missed Leadership Opportunity

A Missed Leadership Opportunity This past September I watched the heartbreaking US Open women’s award ceremony. As a working mom, of course I would have loved to see Serena Williams win and show how powerful women can be. But my heart went out to Naomi Osaka, who was crying and apologizing for doing exactly what she …

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Are You a Free Agent?

How many of these statements can you say ‘yes’ to? I know my strengths and their impact on my team and company I know my next career move and what I need to get there I have a strong network and check in with them regularly I can have a successful difficult conversation with my …

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Bringing the I’s Back to Team

Last week a friend posted an article on team collaboration that I loved because it is right on track with what I see in my work.  According to author Carlos Valdes-Dapena, formerly of Mars, Inc, “..most of what we — and others — thought about team building was wrong…We learned that quality collaboration does not begin with relationships and trust; …

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Is Vision Hurting Your Performance?

Is Vision Hurting Your Performance? Last week I attended a presentation on Goddesses by Li Edelkoort of Trend Union and a panel discussion by CFO’s from Estee Lauder, Cognizant, Prudential, and Ancestry. Each event was great on its own. The juxtaposition brought some cool insights. First, do you take time to step out of your department to see what’s …

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What Does Being “Other” Do to Our Confidence?

    What Does Being “Other” Do to Our Confidence? Over the years I’ve had a disproportionate number of clients who are foreign, or children of immigrants, and I am often hired for the international teams in organizations. It doesn’t surprise me. As a child of immigrants, I’ve just assumed people sense a shared experience and …

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