Author Archives: heatheravalentine

Leadership and Decision Making: The role of intuition.

I came across a very good article on decision making which reminded me of the one time that allowed me to understand how to “listen” to your intuition.  Intuition is a very powerful tool,  but for many reasons we do not learn to really truly listen to our intuition.  Furthermore,  we actually suppress our intuitive […]

“Times Favor a Kinder, Gentler Boss”

In a recent WSJ article entitled ” Forget Bluster; Times Favor a Kinder, Gentler Boss” the topic of …”how tough is too tough” is discussed. The author’s suggest that being a “hard-edged leader is riskier than it used to be” and cited recent studies and surveys by those studying executive leadership all indicating that perhaps a trend […]

What was the one experience that completely changed your life?

I recently had someone ask me the question above and I really struggled (and did not) find the “one experience” that completely changed my life.  I think all experiences no matter how small or large shape your life.  I do suppose that how you react to the “experience” could direct your life in one direction […]

Interesting Business Quotes from Movies


12 Traits you need at the top!

In cleaning off my desk and deciding to save or throw away some material,  I came across a copy of Executive Leadership that someone gave me a year ago.  I was never able to read it (despite it’s very concise format) and the article entitled  “12 traits you need at the top”.  They are below […]

Focus, Failure and Falls

When you do what you fear most…you can accomplish anything……Stephen Richards “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” Zig Ziglar “The only time you fail is when you fall down and stay down.” ― Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering: You can be successful I recently had a few people […]

“So you want to be a CEO. Start Here”

The above is a title of a recent article in WSJ discussing some of the most important elements that aspirants must have to at least help (versus hinder) their efforts in eventually attaining that corner office (and keeping them there). A lot of promising people fail to become a CEO because they have huge blind […]