Goal Setting for WELL Women

Goal Setting for WELL Women
How many of you have dreaded getting started on a new routine? Whether it’s a new fitness routine or new eating plan or looking for a new job that better aligns with your vocation, getting motivated to start a new venture can be tough.  So today I want to encourage you with some tips on goal-setting that may make your venture a little easier. Last week I set a goal to exercise one hour on the elliptical machine at the gym every day for five days straigh...

Follow Your “Path:” 6 Lessons on Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

Follow Your “Path:” 6 Lessons on Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities
So many people ask me how I made the leap from engineering to organizational and leadership development—from applied science to the human sciences. Well, it can partly be traced back to a massive failure. I graduated from college with a degree in industrial and systems engineering and went to work as a logistics engineer in a pharmaceutical company in Columbus, Ohio right after graduation. My very first project was to manage the design, build and implem...

CHANGE

CHANGE
I have been a little snarky lately. I had to admit that to my hubby just yesterday. I blamed my attitude on the seemingly overwhelming events that have occurred in my life over the past three months. Eight funerals since January often tagged on to business trips. And then last week after my trip from New York, I came home to a flooded basement. And that was with a new sump pump. The plumber said a rock got lodged into the sump pump and threw it out of comm...

Don’t Let Defeat Defeat You

Don’t Let Defeat Defeat You
I recently received some bad news that has halted one of my projects. Actually it has only halted the project temporarily because I will regroup and still move forward...just a little differently than I'd planned. It occurred to me, however, that rarely do leaders talk about their failures or missteps. And if they do, it's well after they've recovered. The reality is failure is as much a part of success as winning. That sounds paradoxical but it's truth...

Start Your POTB File Today

Start Your POTB File Today
Did you know your brain is built with a greater sensitivity to negative information than it is to positive? Apparently, mine is too.  It's as if your brain automatically amplifies negative messages and puts positive messages on silence. It's called the negativity bias. Click here to read more about the brain's negativity bias. Yet according to WebMD, “although some studies do show that negative emotions are more powerful than positive ones right when th