Leadership

Quote: The Future Belongs to…

Posted by on March 16, 2011 at 4:00 am

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt Some of you know how much I adore the leadership, tenacity, strength, and genius of Eleanor Roosevelt. And many of you know that the world is my oyster and I am looking forward to stretching my wings with a […]

The Gift of Giving

Posted by on December 17, 2010 at 11:44 am
Give the gift of recommendations

Do you end up running store to store trying to figure out what to get your colleagues for the holiday?

Well, I used to be one of those frantic people until I realized that people don’t need more things. They need cookies!
Just kidding..

While many of my colleagues and friends are getting a box full of my famous cookies, there are many other “free” gifts that mean so much more than material things.

Last year, Joe Mechlinkski of EntreQuest challenged the EQ readers to think of new ways to give to the people you spend many of your waking hours with. The one idea that I’m thinking of doesn’t require a single penny. It doesn’t require a whole lot of time. You don’t even have to leave your comfy office chair or couch to make happen.

I happen to think that this is a marvelous idea.

Marketing 2011: Predictions from the Field

Posted by on December 15, 2010 at 5:07 pm
Crystal ball

So we just read about my takes on 2010…. onto 2011.

No doubt that 2011 will be a game changing year, again. It will be interesting to see how the trends in marketing evolve, how the new technologies still to come will play the game, and how businesses will respond to the constant change in the industry.

Here’s what I predict:

Marketing Monday: What’s in the cards for 2011?

Posted by on December 15, 2010 at 4:52 pm
Tick Tock Tick Tock

2010 was an exciting year for marketing professionals. The acceleration of technology has paved the way for many marketing professionals to stretch and become more aligned with customers. Think about how far social media has come this year.
Mobile marketing is moving into many marketing plans.
Leveraging brand ambassadors has never been easier.
Listening to our customers is more than focus groups and market research.
Wow. I can’t believe how much the profession has evolved in one single year!

Times… They are a Changin’

Posted by on December 8, 2010 at 1:51 pm

As most of you know, I have been faced with a number of personal challenges over the past few months. A week after getting laid off in September, I was in a pretty nasty car accident. My whole life was put on hold while I worked to pull all of the pieces together and get back in the game.

Muscle Strengthening Exercises

Posted by on July 28, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.”
– Ruth Gordon

Favorite childhood toy …

Posted by on February 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm

To start off the training day, we were asked what our favorite childhood toy was, why it was our favorite, and how we are like the toy. We had only a few minutes to think about this, but I didn’t need long..