Monthly Archives: January 2011

Five Leadership Tips to Make your Mama Proud

As a teenager I can vividly remember my mom saying, “You know, Elizabeth, your mother is always right.”  In most case, this phrase followed the lesson that I didn’t want to hear and would immediately trigger a roll of the eyes, a huff and a puff, and a sulk off to my room to chat on the phone with my girlfriends. read more »

Follow the Leader: Chairwoman of the Board

I recently sat down with Jen Schulze, a marketing guru at my company.  I truly respect Jen’s perspective – especially on tough topics- she is blessed with the unique ability to take a really complicated message and make it simple – put it into plain language that my grandmother could understand.  A fantastic skill that I greatly admire.

The thing that immediately comes through when you speak with Jen: her passion.  She loves what she does and it shines through – even over the phone.  She is someone who I’d pick first for my team in gym.  She is enthusiastic, positive, and motivating…especially when it comes to mentoring, networking, and learning.  read more »

The Single Most Important Thing We All Need for Success

I was so honored to be asked to participate in the “Women’s Leadership Month” blog series on Lead Swag.  The series is hosted by Georgia Feiste, one of the amazing women I mentioned in my first post.  Lead Swag is a fantastic site by Heather Coleman and William Powell – their mission is to “bring fun to leadership.”   Check out their welcome page to learn more about the site. read more »

Let the Games Begin

I’ve been thinking about this blog for a long time– ok a really long time.  You see, I love having a career, love being a businesswoman.  Even more, I love seeing good people succeed and I’m fascinated by the qualities that make a good leader.

When I began my career many years ago, I was amazed by the business world- the politics, the personalities, the games.  Navigating has been challenging at times but I’ve been fortunate to have a great network of mentors and sponsors who have helped me along the way. read more »