On the Cutting Edge of Change

Leadership: Moving at the speed of light

Meet Brenda Dennis, a senior director of strategy and planning for Cisco’s $32B global enterprise business. That is what her day job is now, before the bottom almost fell out from beneath her. More on that in a moment. Brenda is also a wife, mother of three boys, ages 9, 11, and 13. She is.. read more →

GUTSY Women and Attachment Parenting

Time magazine May issue started a major brouhaha that is hopefully the beginning of a great dialogue about what it means to be a parent and what children really want and need. For me, the photo of the mother and three year old son at his mother’s breast brought up the controversy from decades ago.. read more →

PINK is for GUTSY GIRLS

Picture this scene: a four year old brother and a six year old sister are fighting over television rights. She wants “Word Girl”, the GUTSY gal heroine who fights all the bad in the world with her extensive vocabulary; or something like that. He wants “The Transformers” and “Super Heroes” who fight all the bad.. read more →

Rush Limbaugh Being Told to “SHUT UP”

Maybe, just maybe the era of anything goes is ending. Maybe, just maybe the guy with the loud mouth and no couth will be put out to pasture. It’s about time.   I have listened to Mr. Limbaugh, on occasion, to understand his appeal. I have always turned him off with a sense of deep.. read more →

GUTSY Leadership: Butterflies in Your Belly

When I met Livia Genova-Pagano at an eWomen’s networking event in suburban Philadelphia I was struck by her strong and assured presence. I saw the word GUTSY written in the middle of her forehead. When we talked I saw how perfectly positioned she was for life to take her on a fast and fun ride.. read more →

Honoring ADELE: How Do You Weigh a Voice?

Today’s forecast: the skinny celebrity image is changing. Tomorrow’s forecast: healthy, real people in healthy, real bodies are the new trend. Maybe, just maybe, there is a new superhero that will give little girls and young women the hope of health, inside and out; the image of positive power, personal and professional. Watching the Grammy.. read more →

Women’s Leadership Development and Pattern Repetition

Hey girl, you know it is your time, so don’t waste any of it. Understanding your patterns is key to unlocking your potential. Here is what you need to know about patterns and then the ball is in your court to make change happen. Patterns are behaviors that you repeat and repeat and sadly are.. read more →

Better than the Super Bowl

We finished the GUTSY WOMEN WEEKEND early enough for everyone to get to their Super Bowl parties with plenty of time. The gals could then take what they learned about male and female brain differences right into real life. Perfect place to observe!   Who made sure the dip and chip trays were full? Who.. read more →

Leadership Development: Moments that Make a Difference

Yesterday I commented on a blog about the extreme religious right in Israel. I mentioned a defining moment when my daughter Mikayla, then sixteen, was spat upon by a very “pious” young man as we were waiting for a bus in Jerusalem. The Huffington Post blog I commented on was well written and told the.. read more →

Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais and What’s Funny about Drinking?

I am always thinking about what an hour or two means as the clock ticks the days and years away. I don’t want to waste time! So, spending a few hours watching The Golden Globes last night, I counted away many wasted minutes. However, I kept watching and waiting. What was I waiting for; something.. read more →