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 →

Seeing Around Corners

On my desk at home, I have an old-fashioned clock with a noticeable ticking sound as the secondhand jerks around the dial. Most of the time the ticking is a perfect match for my writing, with my fingers moving at a similar cadence. At other times I sit still, no longer in rhythm with my... 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 →

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 →

Discomfort Between Books

I feel a bit lost now as I search for a book to read. I hate that feeling between books when I can not decide on what to read next. I am happiest when deep into a compelling book and find the time each day to read. I stand in that void right now. This... Continue Reading →

Fake it Until You Make It

I recently delivered a training session to my new team on presentation skills. I work at an organization where even young and less experienced employees present to senior leaders and the full company. I am excited to help them develop their own presentation style and ability that will serve them as they grow their careers.... Continue Reading →

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