I can’t believe we have reached the mid-point of the year. It feels like 2019 just started and like 2020 is right around the corner. I’m wondering how it got to be Bastille Day and why summer is halfway done (a summer I am savoring after a long Minnesota winter). The arrival of July also […]
I think about balance often these days. Not only because I experience imbalance in my body (I’m working through a knee problem with limited success). But also because my day to day life isn’t balanced. I lead an unbalanced life Some weeks I am on the road for days on end, traveling, taking meetings before […]
Performance management. Self-appraisal. Assessments. No one enjoys performance management These words strike fear and dread into the hearts of corporate warriors everywhere. I have yet to find anyone, even my friends in HR, who enjoy going through the annual process of evaluating performance. A few reasons why this is such an unpleasant associate experience: […]
Much has been written about the donut – the comfort zone / learning zone / terror’s edge. The best results come from spreading yourself across comfort zone and learning zone. Changing too much at one time can land you in paralyzing terror and not yield the desired outcome. Long live the comfort zone I (and […]
Vulnerability. Even writing it makes me a little uncomfortable. Yet, it can’t be avoided. Vulnerability has become part of the business and cultural lexicon. It impacts leadership – where showing your true self is a path to authenticity and connection. It makes us like and relate to people. It helps build psychological safety within groups. What most […]
Transitions, even when positive, tax our minds and bodies. No amount of resilience or grit can prevent the tax, the best way through is self-compassion. This life lesson came into sharp focus over the last five months as I: moved from DC to Minneapolis finished a program at Georgetown started a new role as […]
Time is an elusive concept. It is said that time heals all, that time flies, that time is money, that time is what we want most, and that time waits for no one. It is the most valuable thing we have, yet the most frequently wasted.
Although I could no longer run, I could still walk. Therefore, I figured I should walk up a mountain. Obviously. In my defense, I was sensible in my mountain selection process. I looked for a mountain that did not require technical climbing skills or oxygen and had less than 10 climbing deaths per year.