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Banter, Jokes & Hurt Feelings

Yes, we all want to be included in the fun, but it can get “out of hand” at work. The US vs THEM can get intimidating. As a woman in technology, I still remember the football jokes and less than gentle teasing, I have worked in teams that are at least 3/4 men my whole […]

Best Ideas of two companies?

Jeff Bezos and Jamie Dimon: Best of Frenemies

“The fortunes of the two companies have become more entwined over the years. They are closely connected through a credit-card deal struck when the retailer was still mostly selling books and CDs on the internet. JPMorgan is in talks to partner with Amazon on a number […]

Get Creative, Be Innovative

Excerpt from Leadership Moments: This is an inspired newsletter, written by a fantastic team of military Veterans.

In today’s business environment, creativity is more important than ever because businesses must be able to adapt to an ever-changing landscape that requires innovation and flexibility. The lifecycle of many products and services is much shorter than it […]

Behaviors that Self-Sabotage Your Work

Watch for these damaging actions – decide to be more confident – it makes a difference. Apologizing too much. There are times when an apology is not called for. Don’t say you’re sorry when you’re not at fault for anything, or you haven’t done anything that you need to apologize for. Saying “This might be […]

Square Acquires Website Builder Weebly

Square Inc. agreed to acquire website-builder Weebly for $365 million as the payments company seeks to expand its customer base and become a one-stop-shop for small and medium-sized businesses.

This seems to help our virtual businesses get monetized; that next step from website to build traffic to sell things that people will buy /want / […]

Funky Day?

What can you do? Here are some practical solutions.

Excerpt from a great article by Angie Morgan, Lead Star Partner.

Small Things:

Clean your desk. I know, I know – no one needs another mother. But a cluttered workspace creates a cluttered mind. Sometimes all you need to be productive and positive is a clean, […]

Chinese online payments giant Ant Financial raises $14 billion for global expansion

VentureBeat has so many interesting articles, this one is true to form. Virtual payments are worth studying…. there are so many flavors and so many surprise$. Learn, train, be ready for this … it is more than a trend and more than just money in the clouds!

(Reuters) — Ant Financial Services Group, operator […]

THRIVE in your LIFE – Women’s History Month

Valuable Strategies To Help Women Thrive

March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates women’s great contributions to society. Just like the NASA women celebrated in the film Hidden Figures– there are women that are not acknowledged. Everyone suffers for this oversight.

Here is some advice from Women that took the NEXT STEP! Although […]

March 8 – International Women’s Day

On this day we celebrate our achievements. Everyone can celebrate, because everyone benefits when women are superstars in their work and communities. I cannot think of a better way to get engaged and build skills than to join a non-profit board. This work boosts your leadership, community understanding and showcases your abilities. In […]

Good Time to Update your LinkedIn Profile

Two Reasons to update LI:

Jobs are being added a very fast rate – highest in the last 8 years (msn.com). Boomers are retiring. The economy is booming. LinkedIn just updated its look, the biggest redesign in years. What are you waiting for? Let’s do some spring cleaning! Get rid of the old stuff, boring […]