At the outset of the year, I reflected on my new role and recent roles I’ve held. I considered the three-year arc, and one thing I realized with the help of my mentor (and manager) is that I made a big move out of advising and into the arena. Advising offers comfort and certainty I […]
Given the impending midterm elections, I have politics on my mind. Over the past few years, politics has gone from something happening in the background of day-to-day life to this thing that shakes us awake in the morning and surprises us mid-day. It is the dominating overtone of media, culture, and conversation. And yet – […]
To anyone who finds themselves in endless meetings, not really paying attention – there is hope! But the solution is not as easy as you might think. The knowing-doing gap strikes again The knowing-doing gap is hard to overcome. If it weren’t, we would all be hitting the gym regularly and socking away money […]
I set out to explore: what is so powerful about story and how does it bring people together. Along the way, I confirmed that story connects people and can be harnessed by anyone. I also uncovered the other truths about story.
Your story is more powerful when you move beyond knowing it and into sharing it. It is useful in work environments where there aren’t as many organic ways to go beyond surface-level interactions. This post offers ways to leverage your story in the office.
One of my opening moves as team leader was to bring the small group together for a kickoff, and to tell them how much I looked forward to working together, and talk a little about my leadership style. The first part of the conversation went as expected. I started off by saying, ‘to start with, I want us to be human together’. This was met with a long, awkward pause.
Today, Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 88 years old. He is known as a man who changed the world. A man who galvanized large groups of people to take action to achieve a seemingly impossible vision. And he did it with a dream, not a plan.