One of the most important things I’ve learned in my career (and life) is that you have to be able to bend. In our modern, stressed out, balls to the wall corporate culture, things get heated, people have differing opinions and motives can oftentimes be at odds. This is the case even if folks have the best of intentions and are just trying to do what they think is right. It makes it even harder when there are people that have less than the best of intentions and are so focused on getting to Read more [...]
Today I learned (or maybe remembered) a truly critical element to being successful in business (and everywhere) - communication!
I'm not talking about formal communication or a communication plan or any other type of structured meetings, emails, newsbreaks, etc. Those are all very important. But today I remembered about just plain ole' pick up the phone, stop by the office, go out for a drink catching up with your co-worker communication.
I had about nine of these conversations with folks Read more [...]
One of the biggest challenges people face is how to balance work, family, friends, spirituality, obligations and play. As you become more successful, learning how to do this juggling act is even more critical. Let's face it, most C-level business execs are not happy people. They are stressed, unhealthy and increasingly frazzled keeping up in the ever increasing frenzy of the "rat race". Even if they have time to stop and realize that they are these things, most figure it is just part of Read more [...]
Ok, so why read a blog from me about being successful in business and having a balanced, passionate life? Well, I’d say it’s because I’ve pulled it off. I am a 39 year old COO of a large company. I’m a single Mom of two kids (one of which is a teenager). AND.. I work 4 days a week. Not 60 hours crammed into 4 days, I mean 32 hours a week – really. I run a large company, run a family and have a life.
I haven’t gotten it all figured out but certainly have achieved what few Read more [...]