“If you don’t ask, you don’t get” was my grandfather’s favorite saying. (Warning: my PC-free opinion is coming up next.) One of the reasons why women in particular don’t get the higher salaries, board positions, contracts, bonuses or job opportunities is because we don’t ask for them. Women have proven, over and over again, we […]
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After Doug and I got married and prepared to combine households, we had to decide how to divvy up stuff. There was a pile for Goodwill, one for family and another to move over to our new place. Among his treasures was a used particle board office desk. I’d been working on a small computer […]
I get a kick out of the buzzwords that come and go in business and media. Some of my favorites (the ones that set my teeth on edge) include: paradigm, let’s unpack this, zero sum game, life hack, productivity hack, hack this and hack that, side hustle and the latest little darling – at the […]
Way back in 1997, I left my corporate job to start a consulting and coaching company in Colorado Springs. Yup, I took some classes about how to be a self-employed person and start a business. But there were things I never learned back then that would have saved me immense amounts of time, money and […]
People aren’t complicated. Human nature is fairly predictable. And we don’t need a plethora of rules and regulations to define every possible way a person might step out of line. Typically, we can boil it all down to the basics – a few simple things most people want and deserve. The Principle of Legitimacy An […]
It’s been over a year since I wrote my last business blog article on my old website. But I don’t feel one little bit guilty about it. During that time, I worked a lot, met the love of my life and got married. (Yep, it’s never too late, even at this stage of the game!) […]