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25 Apr
Vulnerability, Life’s Greatest Dare

vul·ner·a·ble: Capable of being physically or emotionally wounded; Open to attack or damage; Susceptible to physical or emotional injury; Open to censure or criticism. No wonder we spend a lifetime trying to protect ourselves. As Brene Brown, author of Daring Greatly points...

23 Apr
3 Reasons to Read Daring Greatly

I am a big Brene Brown fan.  I enjoy her books and her authentic storytelling, intertwined with her research. Life is messy, and Brown gives us the courage to go there.  If the title of her latest book isn't enough to entice you,...

18 Apr
“Give Yourself Permission” Manifesto

Permission /pəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/: The action of officially allowing someone to do a particular thing; Consent or Authorization; The right to do something that is given to you by someone in authority. Have you ever thought about which camp you fall into when...

15 Apr
Hail to the Fail, My Failure Resume

When was the last time you put together a resume of your most stellar failures?  Not likely, right? It's fair to say that in life, we have and will screw up.  I know I have many times. Yet, how often do we speak...

01 Apr
3 Reasons to Read What I Wish I knew When I Was 20

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Tina Seelig, Executive Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, speak at a conference.  Her presentation inspired me to read her books. In What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20,...

25 Mar
The “Con” of Confidence

Why do we believe confidence is so important?  Most of us have been conditioned to believe that confidence enables us to succeed. I was surprised to find that confidence doesn't always tip the balance to success.  Research shows that confidence in our intelligence...

21 Mar
It’s Time To Embrace the F-Word!

Perhaps the most offensive f-word today is failure.  It can be a painful experience for any of us.  We’ve all been there! Yet, some of the most innovative companies like Google and IDEO value failure.  They understand that there is no innovation...

18 Mar
3 Reasons to Read Mindset

Mindset by Dr. Carol Dweck, a psychologist at Stanford University, is a must-read for all educators, leaders and parents.  Here are three reasons to read this book: For an exploration of the two mindsets.  In a fixed mindset, people believe that their...