Welcome! October 25, 2006

Developing People ... Inspiring Success
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Volume 3, Issue 9   Oct 2006   ISSN 1556-3820

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones that you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-- Mark Twain
   Note From Regina

October arrived in its usual glory of color, albeit a bit cooler than normal in the Midwest. Last month we talked about getting re-focused on goals. This month I will share some secrets for adding more moxie to your life. Not sure what moxie is? Then be sure to read my feature article
"5 Secrets to Moxie Your Way to Success."

I'd also love your feedback on the biggest challenges that you are currently facing in your company right now so be sure to take this month's short polls.

If you've ever had a conflict with your boss, then you know how challenging it can be to resolve issues where it is important to preserve the relationship. Find out how to handle a problem with your boss by visiting my Blog where you will find some great tips.

Don't forget to visit my website, www.redladder.com, where you will find more information about our consulting, executive coaching, and speaking services, as well as other resources, articles, and tools to help you be more successful.

Yours in success,

Regina Barr

   Feature Article

5 Secrets to Moxie Your Way to Success 

So, what is moxie? According to Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, moxie is defined as:

1.  Energy, pep

2.  Courage, determination

4.  Know-how expertise 

For me, moxie is more of an attitude, a way of approaching your life and work. I recently had the opportunity to speak at the Women's Economic Power Day in Minneapolis. While I was there, I met keynote speaker and event founder, Ann Tardy, who spoke about creating moxie moments in your life during her presentation titled, The Moxie Secret Sauce, Learn to Jumpstart Your Life with Moxie Moments.

Throughout the day, I had the opportunity to speak to numerous women all there for one purpose: to empower themselves. Here are some of the secrets that I learned from Ann and others at this amazing event.

1.  Rise before the shine.  Find a reason to get up early even if that means you are up and about before the sun comes up. Uncover what you are passionate about and then get up and do it.

2.  Surround yourself with "yay-sayers." Those who are most successful in achieving their goals eliminate the negative baggage or the "nay-sayers" from their lives. Develop a network of supporters that believe in you whether it is a formal advisory board or your family and friends.

3.  Broadcast your success. Don't be afraid to brag about your accomplishments. Sharing your wins helps you to focus energy on what is going right in your life instead of those things that are going wrong, which tends to drain energy.

4.  Act with an "I can do that" attitude. When asked to do something, say yes first then figure out how to do it. It worked for Madonna and Oprah and it can work for you too.  

Pick one of these secrets and try it out. Then, let me know how they have helped you to moxie your way to success!

Copyright 2006 Regina Barr, Red Ladder, Inc.

Regina Barr is a management consultant and speaker. Her consulting firm, Red Ladder, Inc., specializes in helping organizations and their leaders develop their full potential through strategic project management, executive coaching and training. Regina also helps companies develop strategies to attract, develop and retain high potential leaders. For more information visit www.RedLadder.com or http://www.redladder.blogs.com/.


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About Red Ladder

Red Ladder, Inc., provides people development services for individuals and organizations with a goal of developing people and inspiring success. Regina Barr, CEO of Red Ladder, holds a BBA, an MBA and an MA in human development. With over seventeen years in the financial services industry, she has a broad range of leadership experience in product, sales, and marketing. In addition, Regina has a special passion for helping companies attract, develop and retain high potential leaders.

in this issue ...
  • Note from Regina
  • 5 Secrets to Moxie Your Way to Success 
  • Speaking Schedule
  • Resources
  • What's New
  • About Red Ladder

Today's poll ...

The biggest challenge that I am facing in my company right now is...

Take this short poll and view others' feedback regarding this topic.

What's New ...

Regina Barr elected and installed as Vice President of FWI (Financial Women International)

Regina Barr quoted in Star Tribune article, Conflict Resolution


Speaking Schedule ...

Interested in hearing Regina speak? Here are some of Regina's upcoming programs:

November 1, 2006,November 1, 2006, IABC Dial-Up Your Career Series, The Brilliance Factor, TeleForum™  

November 14, 2006, FWI Twin Cities Metro Group, Professionalism and the Bottom Line, Minneapolis, MN

December 6, 2006, IABC Dial-Up Your Career Series, Dynamic Communication, TeleForum™

December 6, 2006, NAFE's Professional Women in Corporate America Network, A Spirit of Abundance, Putting a Holiday Twist on Networking, New York, NY

January 10, 2007, IABC Dial-Up Your Career Series, Sing Your Own Praise, TeleForum™

February 7, 2007, IABC Dial-Up Your Career Series, Positioning is Everything, Create the Career You Deserve, TeleForum™

March 7, 2007, IABC Dial-Up Your Career Series, Run it Like You Own It, Developing a CEO Mindset, TeleForum™

April 4, 2007, IABC Dial-Up Your Career Series, Inspiring Peak Performance – Building Team Brilliance through Coaching Conversations, TeleForum™

April 3, 2007, FWI Iowa District, Positive Risk: How Smart Women Use Passion to Break Through Their Fears, Ames, IA

for information on how to register or if you are interested in having Regina speak to your organization.


Resources ...

The Leadership Balance Sheet: 7 Steps for Developing CEO Strategies for Life.   This article provides expert advice for business leaders who want to create capacity for success in their personal and professional lives.

What Our Clients are Saying ...

"As one participant stated 'Regina engaged the audience and her presentation was entertaining as well as educational.' I highly recommend Regina. She has a special skill for making people feel comfortable enough to participate and learn while having fun ensuring success every time."

-- Debra Kosch, 
Marketing Manager, 
API Outsourcing, Inc.  

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