Just keep swimming…

My first paid job was sitting pool side as an attendant. I sat for hours waiting for members of a very exclusive club on the East Side of Manhattan to come in, spend some time swimming, then go back to their busy, fast-paced lives. I would give them an all importnat towel and show themContinue reading “Just keep swimming…”

The Power of Managing

As Gifford Thomas wrote on the Leadership First blog, “some people think a leader should have a complete set of skills, characteristics, and abilities to handle any problem, challenge, or opportunity that comes along. This myth of the “complete leader” can cause stress and frustration for leaders and their teams.” As a small business owner,Continue reading “The Power of Managing”

The Wrong Room

Never be intimidated by someone’s intelligence; harness their strengths to compliment yours, for the good of the company. My mother and father pushed the school narrative.  My first-grade report card was all “E’s” [Straight A’s equivalent for a six-year-old] and the teacher told my parents that I loved to learn. My parents were both highContinue reading “The Wrong Room”

The Power of Connecting

Anyone who tells you that working on your own, being a solo-preneur, or anything where you are the chief-in-charge is a SOLO show is out of their minds! There – I said it.  If you think for one minute that you have no one to answer to – well get that out of your headContinue reading “The Power of Connecting”

Creating a new space…

Creating a new space, based on your old space. Expanding on opportunities that are really right in front of you but you may never have noticed them. Multiple weeks of lockdowns and self-isolation from all that we do have given all of us time to think.  Some of us have become wonderful home school teachers,Continue reading “Creating a new space…”

BRAVA!!

People have been asking me a lot of questions about how we go forward from here – post-self-isolating, hoping for the best, preparing for the… Hey, what could be worse than what we have already been through? Relatively, people have passed, political jockeying still goes on, economies are hit hard, and business people, especially small,Continue reading “BRAVA!!”