Friday, December 7, 2012

Have We Met Before?...Elbert Hubbard

Many a man's [woman's] reputation would not know his [her] character if they met on the street. 

--Elbert Hubbard


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Looking Down On Others

“ People who look down on other people don't end up being looked up to. ”

— Robert Half (via @forbes.com)













Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Test of Courage and Tolerance...Ralph Sockman


The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.  The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.  --Ralph W. Sockman



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#9They Commit To Excellence Rather Than Perfection.


#9

They commit to excellence rather than perfection. No human being is perfect. Every single one of us is a work in progress. Authentic leaders commit themselves to excellence in everything that they do. They are constantly pushing the envelope and raising their standards. They do not seek perfection and have the wisdom to know the difference. What would your life look like if you raised your standards well beyond what anyone could ever imagine of you?

--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO





Monday, November 26, 2012

Define Yourself...Harvey Fierstein

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.” 

― Harvey Fierstein



Sunday, November 25, 2012

I Expect God...A Song of David

"Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon."

A Song (Psalm) of David 31:24 (The Message Bible)




Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Positive Outlook...Maya Angelou

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” 

--Maya Angelou



Friday, November 23, 2012

Faith...Dan Millman

“Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.” --Dan Millman



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#8They Care For Themselves

#8

They care for themselves. Taking care of your physical dimension is a sign of self-respect. You can't do great things at work if you don't feel good. Authentic leaders eat well, exercise and care for the temples that are their bodies. They spend time in nature, drink plenty of water and get regular massages so that, physically, they are operating at planet-class levels of performance.




Source: http://leadership.uoregon.edu/resources/exercises_tips/leadership_reflections/10_things_authentic_lead

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Freedom...Abraham Lincoln

This is a world of compensations; and he who would be no slave, must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.

--Abraham Lincoln, April 6, 1859 




Thursday, November 15, 2012

Belief Brings Forth Manifestation...Lauren Zimmerman

“It does not manifest so that you can believe in it. You believe in it so that it can manifest.” 

― Lauren Zimmerman




Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Don't Be Distracted...Zig Ziglar

“Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”  ― Zig Ziglar


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#7They Are Dreamers

#7

They are dreamers. Einstein said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." It is from our imaginations that great things are born. Authentic leaders dare to dream impossible dreams. They see what everyone else sees and then dream up new possibilities. They spend a lot of time with their eyes closed creating blueprints and fantasies that lead to better products, better services, better workplaces and deeper value. How often do you close your eyes and dream?

--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO



Monday, November 12, 2012

Give Thanks...William Shakespeare

“Give thanks for what you are today and go on fighting for what you gone be tomorrow”
― William Shakespeare



Friday, November 9, 2012

Impossible, Improbable, & Inevitable...Christopher Reeve

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”  

--Christopher Reeve



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Doubt and Faith...Criss Jami

“Doubt is a question mark; faith is an exclamation point. The most compelling, believable, realistic stories have included them both.”

--Criss Jami




Tuesday, November 6, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#6They Deepen Themselves

#6

They deepen themselves
. The job of the leader is to go deep. Authentic leaders know themselves intimately. They nurture a strong self-relationship. They know their weaknesses and play to their strengths. And they always spend a lot of time transcending their fears.


--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO






Monday, November 5, 2012

Wisdom: Think About It...Warren Buffet

“If you’re in the luckiest one per cent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 per cent.”  --Warren Buffett


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hope...Psalm

LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.  --Psalm 10:17


Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Inspiration...David Archuleta

“Without inspiration, we’re all like a box of matches that will never be lit.” 
― David Archuleta, Chords of Strength: A Memoir of Soul, Song and the Power of Perseverance



Tuesday, October 30, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#5Build Teams & Create Communities

#5

They build teams and create communities. One of the primary things that people are looking for in their work experience is a sense of community. In the old days, we got our community from where we lived. We would have block parties and street picnics. In the new age of work, employees seek their sense of community and connection from the workplace. Authentic leaders create workplaces that foster human linkages and lasting friendships.


--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO


Monday, October 29, 2012

The Perfect Company...Mary Kay Ash

I envisioned a company in which any woman could become as successful as she wanted to be. The doors were wide open to opportunity for women who were willing to pay the price and had the courage to dream.” 

-– Mary Kay Ash


Friday, October 26, 2012

For The Powerful...Noam Chomsky

“For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.” 

― Noam Chomsky, Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tyranny vs. Liberty...Thomas Jefferson

“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.”

― Thomas Jefferson


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Starting Out...Henry Ford

“You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct. We all start with all there is, it's how we use it that makes things possible.” 


--Henry Ford




Tuesday, October 23, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...#4They Are Courageous

#4

They are courageous. It takes a lot of courage to go against the crowd. It takes a lot of courage to be a visionary. It takes a lot of inner strength to do what you think is right even though it may not be easy. We live in a world where so many people walk the path of least resistance. Authentic leadership is all about taking the road less traveled and doing, not what is easy, but what is right.


--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO





Monday, October 22, 2012

Happiness Makes You Pretty...Drew Barrymore

“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.” 


--Drew Barrymore



Sunday, October 21, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Ideas...Jim Henson

“I don't know exactly where ideas come from, but when I'm working well ideas just appear. I've heard other people say similar things - so it's one of the ways I know there's help and guidance out there. It's just a matter of our figuring out how to receive the ideas or information that are waiting to be heard.”
--Jim Henson 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Real Beauty...Markus Zusak

“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” 

― Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

"Beauty Pageant For Breast Cancer Survivors"
2012 Race For The Cure, Washington, D.C.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Governed by Principles...Stephen Covey

"In the best societies and organizations, natural laws and principles govern--that's the Constitution--and even the top people must bow to the principle. No one is above it." 

--Stephen R. Covey, Author, Principle Centered Leadership



Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Called To Greatness...Libba Bray

“Reminds us that greatness lies even in the smallest of moments, in the humblest of hearts, and we shall, each of us, be called to greatness. Whether we shall rise to meet it or let it slip away is the challenge put before us all.”

― Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do ...They Have Rich Moral Fiber

#3

They have rich moral fiber.
Who you are speaks far more loudly than anything you could ever say. Strength of character is true power - and people can feel it a mile away. Authentic leaders work on their character. They walk their talk and are aligned with their core values. They are noble and good. And in doing so, people trust, respect and listen to them.


--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO'




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Over the past ten months, a number of articles have been posted featuring women in leadership from many arenas including corporate America, education, and non-profit organizations. Also a series of blogs were posted discussing why women seem to prefer law and medical post graduate degrees over MBAs. To view those Leadership Tuesdays articles as well as our archives, click here.

Source: Holden Leadership Center, University of Oregon, http://leadership.uoregon.edu/resources/exercises_tips/leadership_reflections/10_things_authentic_leaders_do

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shine...Marianne Williamson

We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. -Marianne Williamson



Saturday, October 13, 2012

Peace...John F. Kennnedy

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.

--John F. Kennedy




Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Power Of Perspective...Marcus Aurelius

“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

― Marcus Aurelius



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A Sunny Smile...F. Scott Fitzgerald | Sunny...Stevie Wonder

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do ...#2They Lead From The Heart

#2


They lead from the heart. Business is about people. Leadership is about people. The best leaders wear their hearts on their sleeves and are not afraid to show their vulnerability. They genuinely care about other people and spend their days developing the people around them. They are like the sun: the sun gives away all it has to the plants and the trees. But in return, the plants and the trees always grow toward the sun.


--Robin Sharma, author of 'The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO'




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. In May 2012, I had the opportunity to meet with Dean John T. Delaney, PhD. of the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.  We talked about the current state of women in executive leadership and why women do not choose to get advanced business degrees at the same rate they obtain professional degrees in other areas, like law and medicine. 

That discussion was the catalyst for a series of blogs and articles. Today the last installment, "The Pitt Experience" will be posted (after 6:30 pm on 10/2/12) on womenatliberty.com. In this blog, I talk about my educational experience at the University of Pittsburgh and some potential strategies for increasing the number of women enrolling in Business School. In full disclosure, I received my MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh. You are also invited to read the series of articles here.  

For more on Leadership Tuesdays,click here.



Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

I Know God Watches Over Me | Song: His Eye Is On The Sparrow

29 What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. 30 And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows. --Matthew 10:29-31 New Living Translation (NLT)



His eye is on the sparrow - Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount




Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

Using Your Power Wisely...Betty Ford

"Lying in the hospital, thinking of all those women going for cancer checkups because of me, I'd come to recognize more clearly the power of the woman in the White House. Not my power, but the power of the position, a power which could be used to help."

--Mrs. Betty Ford (1918-2011), First Lady of the United States (1974-1977), Wife of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, Co-Founder of the Betty Ford Center (previously the Betty Ford Clinic), Breast Cancer Survivor


Thursday, October 4, 2012

How To Make It Happen...Robert Collier

“Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.”

― Robert Collier

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Your Life...Suzanne Weyn

“Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.” ―Suzanne Weyn



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. In May 2012, I had the opportunity to meet with Dean John T. Delaney, PhD. of the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. We talked about the current state of women in executive leadership and why women do not choose to get advanced business degrees at the same rate they obtain professional degrees in other areas, like law and medicine.

That discussion was the catalyst for a series of blogs and articles. In the last installment, "The Pitt Experience" I talk about my educational experience at the University of Pittsburgh and some potential strategies for increasing the number of women enrolling in Business School. In full disclosure, I received my MBA degree from the University of Pittsburgh. You are also invited to read the series of articles here.

For more on Leadership Tuesdays,click here.