@DrJanice: The real key to success is knowing who you are... and who you are not. #wisdom
I was neither born nor raised to be a leader. Not a CEO. Not the founder of a startup company. Not the architect of a new technology.
I was expected to be like my mother and the other women who started their families in 1946, the first full year of peace. I was meant to be a lady with a wardrobe of gloves and hats and aprons. My ride was to be a baby carriage. And my career aspirations, if any, were to be a teacher because then I could have summers off with my children. But the path was not to endure: as the fifties turned into the sixties neither the peace nor the place of women would remain the same. Hardly anything, for that matter, would ever be the same.
Unfortunately, in corporate America, reality was slower to catch up. When applying for my first jobs I, unlike my male counterparts, was given a typing test. (This was before the invention of the pantsuit.)
Time went on, as did my life. Suffice it to say, many things happened: some were planned, some were unexpected, some were miracles. They are reflected in what I write and, being a thoroughly modern CEO, what I tweet.
So you can expect that these blogs will be brief and pointed, so that you might find them useful. And they will come with my best wishes for your success, as you define it.