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We All Need Systems in Place

We All Need Systems in Place

I used to be famous for losing track of time. These days, much less so, thanks to Google Calendar and the alarm clock on my phone. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Still, sometimes, if I'm doing something I really love, I can lose track of time. Sometimes it happens when I'm...

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You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!

Typically, if there's something I want to do, I learn what I need to know to do the thing, and then I go do the thing. As a kid, I spent many nights in the garage with my dad, hammering nails into boards, experimenting with tools (with supervision!), and learning how...

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It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

This week is the week in which I turn 50 years old. It's an exciting time for me. I love milestone birthdays. (As someone recently said to me, "Milestone birthdays make it easier to remember how old you are.")​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Here are some facts:​​​​​​​​ Colonel...

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Thoughts on Bucket Lists

Thoughts on Bucket Lists

A little morbid today, right? Wrong. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I've spent most of my life with a healthy awareness of my own mortality. I am always acutely aware of just how finite our time on this earth really is, and thus, how precious.​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Don't get me wrong -...

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Dare To Be Powerful

Dare To Be Powerful

Surprise! You don't have to lead a nonprofit for your leadership experience to be meaningful. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Many of my clients have deeply meaningful jobs leading all kinds of organizations (yes, nonprofit, but also academic institutions and corporations!) and...

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Where Do You Find Meaning in Leadership?

Where Do You Find Meaning in Leadership?

Surprise! You don't have to lead a nonprofit for your leadership experience to be meaningful. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Many of my clients have deeply meaningful jobs leading all kinds of organizations (yes, nonprofit, but also academic institutions and corporations!) and...

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Every Morning, You Get to Start Over

Every Morning, You Get to Start Over

Hey there. Did you make any mistakes yesterday or last week? ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Did you say the wrong thing? Miss a number or send a typo? Screw up a presentation?​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ I know that stuff can haunt you. But today's a new day. It's a new week. Start from...

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How To Become More Self-Aware

How To Become More Self-Aware

One of the most important skills a leader can possess is self-awareness. Self-awareness is the beginning of self-mastery, and one cannot become a great leader without self-mastery. ​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​ Today, a few recommendations for becoming more self-aware:​​​​​​​​ -...

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