Five ways to have productive meetings

Many managers often feel they must foster a team environment and communication by having status updates. A meeting for the sake of meeting can be a waste of time.  Food may be provided and the manager may find that gets … Continue reading

It’s all in his head…Literally!

I truly can’t believe I’m telling you this…Last Monday, the love of my life-my husband had brain surgery!  He felt numbness in his left leg and tingling in  his left hand. They admitted him the Thursday-we got a room in … Continue reading

Transitions in Management Styles

Some managers are great. Some managers are not.  Yelling and berating employees is usually not a welcome management style and often results in alienating their employees.  When researching this, there were some notable exceptions! The late Steve Jobs of Apple … Continue reading

Cancer-Living Scan to Scan!

We finally got some good news!  After 1 round of Keytruda…drumroll, please, 34/35 cancerous tumors in his lungs have either shrunk or are gone completely!  And another round begins. They say in business, you’re only as good as your last … Continue reading

The Transition to Innovative Thinking!

We’ve probably all heard the expression, “think outside the box”.  Unfortunately, it’s been way overused and has kinda lost its impact and become cliche! It began with a simple exercise, a darling of Management Consultants in the 70’s and 80’s.  … Continue reading

It’s a “waiting game” when you have cancer…

Tick…Tock!   When you hear the diagnosis, you’re in shock.  Then you start having those conversations with family and good friends. You wait for your oncology appointment and fill out the first of many health forms.  We were lucky, we … Continue reading

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!  This day and weekend has come to be associated with cookouts and fireworks…We’re really celebrating a country’s declared independence from tyranny, depending on which side of the Atlantic you’re on! 🙂  England does not celebrate this! … Continue reading

What to do with feedback?

Not all of us take feedback well.  Or give constructive “criticism” in a helpful manner.  Just the term “constructive CRITICISM is loaded with feelings of dread or may trigger defensiveness or depression…”I can’t do anything right!” Jack Canfield in “The … Continue reading

“Turning Point” by Magician/Business Guru was my turning point!

I first met Marshall Sylver at Guerrilla Business School, billed as “an MBA on steroids!” It was intense and fun!  He was pure entertainment and hypnotised some of the students.  No, no one clucked like a chicken! Then, the next … Continue reading

Next Steps-After Chemo, Immunotherapy…

My time is not my own!  I’ve learned that the Chemo didn’t work so giving immunotherapy a go.  You take Keytruda when the hope is that your immune system will help fight the cancer cells and shrink them or at … Continue reading