Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Life Of Honesty...Therese Benedict

“When you walk a life of honesty, you live a life of truth.” --Therese Benedict



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.


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

10 Things Authentic Leaders Do...Robin Sharma

#1

They speak their truth. In business today, we frequently 'swallow our truth'. We say things to please others and to look good in front of The Crowd. Authentic leaders are different. They consistently talk truth. They would never betray themselves by using words that are not aligned with who they are. This does not give anyone a license to say things that are hurtful to people. Speaking truth is simply about being clear, being honest and being authentic.

--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 1, 2012

So Go On And Fly Anyway...Mary Kay Ash

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.” 
― Mary Kay Ash