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.

What better way to honor those who have helped me than by paying it forward and sharing the great advice and best practices – and by hearing from some of those leaders in their own words.  My objective for Lead with Intuition is to inspire and empower others through the lessons that have helped me along the way.

It would only be fair to thank some of the folks who have inspired me to begin this journey.

Michael Brenner, supportive husband and B2BMarketingInsider extraordinaire.  Thanks for listening to me spew out my ideas incessantly and for helping me not to over-analyze the blog name.

Brian Rice, the B2CMarketingInsider extraordinaire.  Thanks for your prodding tweets to get started.

Dan Criel, the technical genius who did all the back end work on my new blog: Lead With Intuition.

Lisa Petrilli, Thanks for your inspiring #leadershipchat and for demonstrating what it means to be a fantastic female blogger on leadership.

Margie Clayman, another fabulous female blogger.  Thanks for your honest and thought-provoking views on social media and marketing.

Georgia Feiste, yet another fabulous female blogger.  Thank you for your inspiring quotes and posts on women and leadership and for being a great Twitter friend and supporter.

There are countless others who have supported and encouraged me as I sought guidance on how best to begin this journey.  I’m not sure exactly how this will turn out but as someone said to me, “the only failure at this point would be not starting.”

With that, let the games begin!

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23 Comments

  • 1
    January 10, 2011 - 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Liz

    Congrats on your new blog. Excellent first post. I have interacted with Brian of B2B and he is wonderful. I am sure Michael is too =-). They have a solid presence that continues to grow and being a part of that is what makes me a better blogger.

    Looking forward to many articles from you (is there a subscribe?) and taking this new journey along side as you are welcomed into the world of blogging. Welcome!

    @SuzanneVara

    • 2
      January 10, 2011 - 2:20 pm | Permalink

      Suzanne,

      Thank you so much for the warm welcome and support. I am still working out some of the kinks – like the subscribe – and will let you know when I have it working!

      Looking forward to many future conversations!

      Liz

  • 3
    January 10, 2011 - 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Liz, great job. I’m really proud of you. It takes courage to put yourself out there so you are showing that you are leader just by putting that common fear bhind you and taking the step. Oh and I appreciate the callout and the links!!! Keep up the great work.

    • 4
      January 10, 2011 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Michael for the comment and kind words. I couldn’t have gotten this far without your constant support!

  • 5
    January 10, 2011 - 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations Liz! Looking forward to watching the site grow.

    • 6
      January 10, 2011 - 3:50 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Dan for being the technical mastermind and for your endless patience for my million questions!

  • 7
    Allyson
    January 10, 2011 - 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Liz – as a fellow business woman myself and old friend I have to be supportive of this blog! Congrats on starting something new and being strong. Hope to see some good commentary and some good marketing insights!

    • 8
      January 10, 2011 - 8:36 pm | Permalink

      Allyson – Great to hear from you and thanks for the comment. I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately!

      Liz

  • 9
    Matt
    January 10, 2011 - 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Liz,

    All the best on your new blog. I look forward to hearing your wit and wisdom and hopefully using it myself.

    Matt

    • 10
      January 10, 2011 - 8:35 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for the comment, Matt. I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback on future posts!

      Liz

      • 11
        Matt
        January 11, 2011 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

        When will you consider running for office?

  • 12
    Carol Rosenstein
    January 10, 2011 - 7:50 pm | Permalink

    So this is what you’ve been up to! Congratulations. I will look forward to seeing this grow. I’ve been wanting to blog but have been stuck on what topic to focus on.

  • 14
    Jennifer Frank McGrory
    January 11, 2011 - 9:17 am | Permalink

    Liz,
    I have always said you were my hero. . . . .you have now officially raised the bar! Inspirational business woman and mother extraordinaire! I look forward to reading your blog and follow in leading with intuition. :)

    Jen

    • 15
      January 11, 2011 - 9:21 am | Permalink

      Jen,

      Thank you so much for the kind words and for your support! Now that you’ve officially joined the “working mom club” I’d love to hear your perspectives on the topic! Looking forward to working with you in 2011! :)

      Liz

  • 16
    Ciara levine
    January 11, 2011 - 9:28 am | Permalink

    Fantastic Liz! Look forward to following…it is those who take a leap we call leaders!

  • 18
    Steve G
    January 11, 2011 - 9:49 am | Permalink

    Liz –

    Congratulations! This is a great start and I look forward to reading more and learning more from you!

    I love your value statement – spoken like a TRUE LEADER! You are in really good company!

    All The Best in 2011

    SPGonz

    • 19
      January 11, 2011 - 10:06 am | Permalink

      Thanks so much for your kind comments, Steve. I look forward to more Twitter conversations and leadershipchats with you in 2011!

      Best,
      Liz

  • 20
    Ellen Thiele
    January 24, 2011 - 9:57 am | Permalink

    Hi Liz- this is excellent! I look forward to working with you on some initiatives. Ellen.

    • 21
      January 24, 2011 - 10:21 am | Permalink

      Thanks Ellen. I am looking forward to hearing your perspectives. Thanks for your support!

      Liz

  • 22
    Brian
    January 27, 2011 - 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Hi Liz,

    Congrats on launching the blog and I wish you much success. I really like the blog name and style – well done!

    Brian

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