How to Control Your Boss

How to Control Your Boss

(Next week, on February 28th I’ll be conducting my WE-Women Effect workshop in La Jolla.  I conduct these workshops as an intellectual smorgasbord of research and ideas to instill confidence and provoke new thinking.  But the main course that women really value is the...
Three Super Bowl Life Lessons for All of Us

Three Super Bowl Life Lessons for All of Us

The greatest Super Bowl ever–that’s what people are calling it. The most watched media spectacle in the world featured the dramatic come-from-behind victory from the NFL’s oldest quarterback and smartest coach. They were behind by 25 points with 24 minutes to play....
Why I March With Women

Why I March With Women

My message today is my opinion. It is based both on my direct experience, data and science. It’s a fact that implicit bias limits women’s opportunities and diminishes their positive impact. In spite of that, I find that when I talk about this needless loss of talent...
Why You’re Not Aware of How Your Bias Holds You Back

Why You’re Not Aware of How Your Bias Holds You Back

“How often have you had an exceptional leader over the course of your career?” The most common answer to that question is 10% of the time. Some people say 5%. No one has ever said over 20%. This means if you have had 10 bosses only one was exceptionally competent....
Four Ways to Satisfy a Woman

Four Ways to Satisfy a Woman

Work satisfaction is pretty damn important. In fact, it’s really a matter of life and death. According to the health experts at the Cooper Clinic more than half of corporate managers will die from heart disease caused by work stress.  And work stress is not caused...
The Uncommon Decision That Will Make 2017 a Great Year

The Uncommon Decision That Will Make 2017 a Great Year

Living your best life most likely requires you doing something extraordinary. Few of us maximize what’s possible by just doing what we’re already doing. The big breakthroughs; the big improvements come from making big decisions. What is the big decision your life has...
My Wedding Speech – What a Reaction!

My Wedding Speech – What a Reaction!

My middle daughter got married this weekend.  It was absolutely wonderful… we love and respect the man she married. We love the family that she married into.  Even the wedding photographer remarked this wedding had the best “vibe” he had ever been to. As the father of...
Six Reasons Why You Need a Purpose to Lead

Six Reasons Why You Need a Purpose to Lead

I think we should face the fact that most of our efforts at leadership development have failed. Although billions of dollars have been invested over the last 50 years and tens of thousands of books written to promote better leadership, there is virtually no evidence...
The One Way to Become Smarter

The One Way to Become Smarter

I am very interested in how to improve human judgment. All leadership success, and yes, life success depends on it. Harvard-based researchers have spent years proving that virtually all of us are irrationally biased.  We all have opinions that are not based on facts...