Stand Out Or Step Back: How To Make Your Mark In A Crowded World

When I began my business, a wise mentor said the following:  “Roz, be so different that you no longer have competition.  Do what no one else is doing, and you will always stand out.” Standing out is even more important today than ever, as we live in a world that appreciates and expects individual differences […]

Are You Prepared To Lose Your Job?

According to a news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average 1.6 million  people lose their jobs each month through layoffs or termination. In the majority of cases, finding yourself in the unemployment line will not be the result of poor performance. A merger or acquisition, as well as a change in […]

New LinkedIn Update Raises The Question: Is Change Always A Good Thing?

Do you like change? The new LinkedIn appearance and comments relating to it have me thinking about this question. Many of the comments are opposed to the update. But does this mean that the change was wrong or unnecessary, or is the resistance based more on the fact that it’s something new? Let’s face it, […]

And The Winner Is . . . What Went Right With The Oscar Best Picture Gaffe

By now, we’ve all heard about what happened at the Oscars. There is no doubt that announcing the wrong winner for best picture was a major fail. However, I believe that in the resulting frenzy surrounding the “error,” we likely missed an important lesson. What I am talking about, is the class of the La […]

Hidden Figures: What Three Women From NASA Taught Me About Overcoming Insurmountable Odds

Over the weekend I saw the movie HIDDEN FIGURES.  It is the incredible, untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan – three brilliant African-American women working at NASA in 1961, who worked behind the scenes in one of the greatest achievements in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn. What makes […]

The Show Must Go On: What You Can Learn From Adele About Facing Your Mistakes

  Have you ever made a mistake? Of course, you have, we all have. The real question is “how did you deal with it?” During Sunday night’s Grammy Awards, music superstar Adele provided a lesson we can all take to heart. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to tune into the show, let me […]

You Can Do What Tom Brady And The Patriots Did

Have you ever been under the gun in terms of facing a pressing deadline?  Of course, you have, we have all experienced this at one time or another. The real question is this; can you possess a sense of urgency without panic, so that you can remain focused on getting the job done. In what was […]

The Feminine Side of Success

When you look at successful men and women, you notice differences in how they view success. Those differences are what push so many men ahead and, unfortunately, hold many women back. But the thing is…that women, just like men, can evolve into inspiring leaders. When effectively and professionally trained and nurtured, females can learn how […]

Energize Your LinkedIn Profile for 2017

When I first began my business, I would often ask successful individuals “what is the secret to your success?” The answer I most frequently received was “networking Roz, you have to build a strong network.” In fact one super successful entrepreneur passionately proclaimed that “your network is your net worth!” Needless to say, I realized […]