Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, credits Amazon’s explosive growth with his high-velocity decision making; he makes decisions with only 70% of key information. To some, that may seem a little foolhardy. To others, it’s just evidence of the importance of being willing to learn and pivot as you go… and the hidden opportunity cost of waiting for certainty before we start … [Read more...] about Dare to Wing It
In recent months I’ve spent time with several people going through a tough time and struggling to hold on to hope and stay optimistic. Depression is tapping at the door of a few. I know there have been times over the years I’ve felt that way myself. When my brother Peter was struggling with mental illness. Each step forward seemed to be followed by two steps back. As the years … [Read more...] about Hope is a risk that must be run
It’s official: Your future is uncertain! There’s no doubt about it, uncertainty can be uncomfortable. We human beings are wired to want to control our environment. We enjoy the stability that comes from having continuity between our past and future, a future that is familiar, stable and predictable. We like to feel that we are masters of our own ship, in control of our … [Read more...] about Navigate your uncertain future – less the anxiety!
I arrived back from an incredible few days in Tokyo with Google to kick off their Womenwill program. The mission of Womenwill is to elevate women around the world and leverage the technology to inspire and empower women economically and socially. Of course, there are many factors—like inflexible workplace policies, unconscious bias and entrenched gender norms—that contribute … [Read more...] about Own Your ‘Enoughness’
I’ve been pretty stretched the last few months between finishing my new book, speaking a conferences across the globe, and juggling (and dropping) the many balls of every busy mother. So earlier this week, when I was asked to do a segment on The Morning Show on how to say no, and avoid becoming over-committed, it seemed a perfect (if not slightly ironic) topic. Was the universe … [Read more...] about Over-committed? Three questions to ask before saying yes.