Lela Davidson

Lela Davidson

  • 10 Financial Resolutions For The New Year

    As 2009 winds to a close, time has once again come to make your new year’s resolutions. If personal finance is important to you, you undoubtedly wish to set financial goals for yourself in 2010.

  • A Look at America’s Top 200 Charities

    As the year comes to a close, many Americans will consider giving to charity. Of the top 200 charitable organizations in the US, let’s look at which ones received the bulk of the $47 billion in charitable revenue given so far in 2009 and which ones rely most heavily on private support and donations.

  • Verizon Teams With NFL to Fight Domestic Violence

    October is domestic violence awareness month and Verizon Wireless has teamed up with NFL to bring coverage to the issue, as well as provide resources to women and children in danger. At various pro-football games this fall, no-longer-used wireless phones will be collected to benefit survivors of domestic violence. Does Football Really Result in Battered […]

  • Mistake #8: Taking It Personal

      When your ego is bruised, remember: no matter what, it’s almost never personal. This is the last in the series 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make, inspired by a presentation from Carol Spieckerman and Lisa Carver. Taking things personally is a weakness that confuses issues and, if you’re not careful, results in an uncooperative attitude […]

  • Mistake #7: Making It Personal

    You love to talk, and you’ve got stories to tell. But is work the place to bond over personal dramas? This is the seventh in the series 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make. Making things personal is different than taking things personally. (We’ll get to that in #8.) Making it personal refers to the over-sharing and […]

  • Mistake #6: Diminishing

    When you fade into your surroundings, how can you expect to be taken seriously? Diminishing is #6 on the list of 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make and it goes beyond simply making a weak introduction or otherwise blending in to your physical space. Read on to find out if you’re diminishing in one of the […]

  • Mistake #5: Blending In

    Okay, so maybe you don’t want to wear Technicolor socks, but if you’ve ever walked into a business meeting without a smile and a handshake, this post is for you. This post is the fifth in the series 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make. Blending in at the outset can ensure that no one takes you […]

  • Mistake #4: Resisting Duality

    How many people are inside you? And more importantly, which one has the special skills and personality traits that you need right now to achieve an important goal? Today’s topic is #4 in the 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Makeseries, and it’s a killer. Resisting duality describes what we do when we are unwilling or unable […]

  • Mistake #3: Avoiding Confrontation

    Excuse me, you there, hiding in the corner – yes, we know you’re avoiding confrontation. Let’s talk about the more subtle ways we sabotage our success by avoiding tough conversations and situations. This is the third installment in the series 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make. Today’s topic is, clearly, avoiding confrontation. There are so many […]

  • Mistake #2: Hoping for the Best

      Are you wearing rose-colored glasses today? You may want to take those off long enough to get clear look at the plans you’re making for your own success. Next in the series of 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make is the habit of hoping for the best. (Monday we talked about seeking validation.) This plays […]

  • Mistake #1: Seeking Validation

    Today’s post is part of the series of 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make, and we’re looking at the bad, bad habit of seeking validation. It’s not only women who do this. So listen up, men. There are a few different ways people seek approval or validation. All of them send a message: Hey, um, I’m […]

  • 8 Mistakes Men Don’t Make

    I saw two amazing women speak this week about mistakes that men don’t make.  They presented eight ways that women sabotage their own credibility and results in their business and personal lives. I wish I could recommend a book on the subject by Carol Spieckerman and Lisa Carver, but they’re too busy in being retail experts. […]