If you follow DisrupTV, the brainchild of Ray Wang and Vala Afshar, you know they depend on me to provide not only diversity in technology innovation, but my science-based views on relationships, motivation, and rock & roll. Here’s the latest, in which we focus on love – with a brief touch on its effects on […]Read More Love – and Business – in the Time of COVID
I’ve taken to using the word ‘cluefulness’ and all its glorious variants because I’m tired of hearing people say that people they don’t agree with are clueless. Listen up: that language misses the point, and here’s why. First of all, people who don’t have a clue don’t realize what they are missing. Duh. Why would […]Read More On Being Clueful and Caring About It
Once the elements of teamwork are operative, the word ‘leader’ takes on a new meaning. It is but one position on the team, and certainly not the most important one. The elements of leadership will apply to everyone, because at any given time, anyone can be called upon by the needs of the team to […]Read More The Declaration of Interdependence: Leadership
I still do a lot of speaking, and sometimes I recycle words, phrases, and even sentences I’ve used before. So, in preparation for a private event, I was looking for a speech I gave a long time ago and found this instead. It seems timely for now and right here. It was taken from a […]Read More Still Speaking Up – and Out
I get accused of making pronouncements a lot, but I’m okay with that, because the accusation is so often followed by a plaintive sigh, quickly followed by ‘if I had only done what you said…’ Then I get told a sad, and thoroughly unnecessary, tale of miscommunication, misdirection, and just plain misery. That’s the frustrating […]Read More The Ten Commandments of Coaching
No one *needs* to be a leader. And even less so if your main job is to get your people to actually accomplish something, in which case, you are a manager. Here’s how to be a great manager: Figure out the best way to get where you’re supposed to go. Figure out the tasks that […]Read More Does Every Manager Need to be a Leader?
Disclosure: I am not a qualified, or even semi-qualified, investment advisor. You can find them many other places than here. But I am a qualified mom. And note-taker. So these are just notes from my history of doing things with money that I’m passing on to my own kids. If your mom disagrees with me, […]Read More Investment Notes from Mom
I don’t know why anyone thinks I have all the answers, just because I’m a tad older than them. (This is one reason for not having a resume past a certain age. Really, do you want to remember all those awful bosses and startup failures?) And I don’t know why they always ask for a […]Read More ABC’s for First-Time Entrepreneurs
Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore. The moral compass that Auntie Em and Uncle Henry provided has been spun through the eye of the tornado and it has lost its direction. I don’t have to tell you, right? You watch the news. You make judgments. And, I expect you have a moral compass that tells […]Read More Creeps and Cheats and Crooks, Oh My!