March 3, 2015
You are not a failure... what you did, failed.

When the “Screw Up” Screws Up

A few weeks ago, I lost a speech contest, and it felt yucky. Nobody likes to lose, right? This was an annual contest that I’ve won many times in the […]
February 9, 2015

How to Lead the Impostor

While doing more research on the “Impostor Syndrome,” I came across a super terrific blog post about this syndrome among college students. It was written by Richard Felder, a chemical […]
January 27, 2015
FAILURE is an EVENT, not a person.

It’s my fault. It’s all because of me.

It’s my fault. It’s all because of me. If you caused something crummy to happen, are you quick to own up to it? Do you quickly take responsibility for a […]
January 20, 2015
The Impostor Syndrome - Part 3

Impostor Syndrome, Part 3: The Parenting Problem

My last two posts addressed the Impostor Syndrome, the tendency for successful and intelligent women to discount their own accomplishment and doubt their own ability. But it’s a syndrome that […]
January 13, 2015
The Impostor Syndrome - Part 2

The Impostor Syndrome, Part 2: How to Accept a Compliment

Last Sunday, I arrived at a meeting of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association, all excited to learn business-building techniques from Mark LeBlanc. Mark is a rock star […]