An easy networking lesson from my dog

Today’s post offers one very simple lesson, for which I can thank my dog, Maggie.  She’s my 13 year old Goldendoodle – part poodle, part golden retriever. (She will insist she is part human as well).)  Maggie has been a really wonderful animal...

Three questions for uncovering powerful lessons

Those of you who know me well know that I love books and the topic of self-development.  In fact, first thing I do each morning (besides let the dogs out and get the coffee going) is take in the daily entries in three of my favorite books: 1) Mark Nepo’s Book of...

Take five minutes – or even just one

If you’re a fan and regular reader of Mark Nepo’s inspiring daily reader, The Book of Awakening, you may have read his October 26th entry on “The Effort to Listen.”  It was, like many of his entries, perfectly timed and filled with powerful...

This one’s for business women in the ATX

If you’re a business woman in the Central Texas area (or need an excuse to come to Austin on a Friday), you won’t want to miss the Texas Women in Business (TWIB) luncheon on October 18 at Chez Zee in Austin, featuring yours truly. As part of its 10th...

Interested vs interesting: New thoughts on a classic quote

So often we’re fed advice and pithy statements by well-meaning peers, mentors, coaches, and experts, not realizing there’s a pretty good chance the advice has been inadvertently misquoted, misattributed, or perhaps even misinterpreted.  I think we’ve...

The ironic things we “smart” humans do

We humans are supposedly the smartest of all the animals. And yet, we do some pretty ironic and silly things. Ever notice this? Here’s an example – maybe not directly related to how people connect, but you may see the metaphor. I have neighbors (lovely...