Laughter Still Is the Best Medicine. Infuse Your Business With Humor
December 18, 2018
Traveling is never easy, but I recently experienced my own "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" moment when I had to laugh to keep from crying.
3 Keys for Modernizing a Legacy Brand
December 17, 2018
Some brands have become so ingrained in society’s collective brain that they’ve reached icon status. As such, they pack meaningful emotional connotations among consumers, maybe becoming...
Don't Let Selling Become a Lost Art in Your Organization
December 07, 2018
The first time I went on a genuine in-person sales call with my dad, I experienced what many salespeople today never do. The hours of travel. A lengthy lunch filled with conversation. A candid, in...
Leading Starts at Home - Life Lessons From a Domestic and Corporate CEO
November 27, 2018
Although many people (ahem: men) might be just now realizing this, women (and mothers, in particular) have been breadwinners for generations. Consider the case of Tammy Duckworth, who didn't...
Preparing Your Business For Changing Generations In The Workforce
October 05, 2018
During a recent office meeting, a “kid” in his twenties took out his phone and started tapping away. My first reaction? I was offended. After the meeting, we cleared the air. He was...
My Experience as an Undercover CEO
September 24, 2018
I love watching episodes of “Undercover Boss.” Yes, it’s a little formulaic at times, but it serves a tremendous purpose for those of us leading customer-facing corporations...
It's Time To Get Serious About Educating Women Around The World
September 14, 2018
The world has seen significant progress over the years, but there is one area that still leaves much to be desired: women’s education. Across the globe, women continue to suffer from...
Kermit the Frog Was Right: It's Not Easy Being Green, but It's the Right Choice for Your Business
August 17, 2018
In the mid-2000s, eco-conscious companies faced a substantial conundrum: Should they design products that were green but not effective or effective but not green? Basically, those were the choices...
Dreading Summer? Here's How Working Parents Can Make Summer Fun Again
July 12, 2018
Watch any kids on the last day of school, and you’ll see total bliss as they focus on their immediate futures. Pools. Beaches. Carnivals. Unhealthy foods. A three-month sabbatical lies before...
How I Find the Balance Between Family Legacy and a Sound Business Decision
June 25, 2018
Six weeks after graduating college, my father presented me with a rare gift: an application for a women’s clothing store in a northern Chicago suburb. The job turned out to be one...
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