Go Walk the Dog

I remember nearly four years ago leading one of my first department meetings. I was new to the organization, a FinTech start-up with a big open environment, endless snacks, and full of bright and ambitious young workers. My team expected much from me. My work experience alone matched the average age of my staff. I... Continue Reading →

Scrunched Up Shoulders

"Listen." We know that true listening goes well past audio cues to watching and reacting to people's body language. In one-on-one conversations, it can be challenging enough to "listen" to the body language of the other person, but in a group session such as a meeting, we tend to forget to fully listen and react... Continue Reading →

Talking Shoulder to Shoulder

"Can we go outside?" I hear this more often from my staff. As the weekly 1 on 1 time comes up, I usually check if my scheduled meeting room is vacant and ready. Too often a previous meeting is running overtime or someone is squatting in the room I scheduled hoping that their possession of... Continue Reading →

Leadership Alliteration

Play, Purpose, and Potential. A permanently placed post-it on my desk. Alliteration, both accessible and actionable. A little poetic fun as I write about my recent reading concerning employee motivation and the impact of workplace culture on performance. Authors and Consultants, Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor wrote a terrific book on the subject titled, Primed... Continue Reading →

Labor Day 20/20

A three-day weekend and the mindset that Summer is now over. Bring on the Fall season of sweaters, football, and walking the dog in a dark neighborhood each evening after dinner. Labor Day is anticipated as a day of transition and little else. As a holiday, we celebrate the American worker with a Monday off... Continue Reading →

Read the Owner’s Manual

Recently I listened to an interview with a professional photographer as I focus on building my capability for my hobby and creative outlet, photography. As often happens, I made a connection from what I heard specific to photography, to how I can continue to improve as a leader. The professional photographer with years of experience... Continue Reading →

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