Gratitude: A Full Body Practice — Even (Especially) When You’re Tired

You've likely heard by now that giving thanks is a good thing, with many benefits.  PLUS, we're in the season of thanksgiving, so there's no better time than now to adopt an "attitude of gratitude". Easy to say, and what if you're tired - not only physically, but mentally?  Fed up with all of the [...]

By |2018-11-20T16:44:47+00:00November 20th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Gratitude: A Full Body Practice — Even (Especially) When You’re Tired

Fourth and 51

In the spirit of football season, I'm looking at the rest of this year as a fourth down opportunity. If you were watching a game and the team had 4th down and 51 yards to go, what would you recommend? Most definitely a kick, right? Yup, me too. We have 51 business days left (as [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:50:41+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Fourth and 51

Leading Inclusion Requires Inclusive Leaders

I’m attending the ALA Annual Conference in National Harbor, the first time I have been in ‘attendee only’ mode after years of delivering content in sessions or participating as an ALA volunteer. As soon as I had mentioned that to a colleague my phone rang and I’m discussing the family emergency of the David Brezina [...]

By |2018-08-27T18:26:34+00:00August 27th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Leading Inclusion Requires Inclusive Leaders

Being a Confident Managing Partner

Gaining confidence as a managing partner comes with experience.  And if you are new to this role, you probably want to be the best you can be – right now.  Good news!  Allowing your confidence to shine through involves more than experience.  There are strategies you can employ immediately to appear more confident, even as [...]

By |2018-05-21T18:36:12+00:00May 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Being a Confident Managing Partner

Punished for Performing

Working for over 30 years with a variety of organizations has revealed to me that most people show up to their job every day with a desire to do their very best, and to contribute to the organization they call “home”. Few people spend their lives trying to do their worst, only to reap the [...]

By |2018-04-23T11:12:15+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Punished for Performing


Our first awareness of intelligence comes during the schooling process where our intelligence is graded over and over.  Our minds develop technical skills, which we hone with advanced education and rely on as we secure our first jobs, and advance through our career. This time of year, I’m often flooded with conversations about how so-and-so [...]

By |2018-03-26T15:46:45+00:00March 26th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Intelligence(s)

Killing Your Culture (with Kindness)

Culture is that thing growing in your petri dish, aka your organization, whether or not you are investing in it. We measure culture at the organization level, looking at the top leaders to shape and drive the values that are desired for success. Recently there has been much more attention at developing values and strategic [...]

By |2018-02-26T18:58:08+00:00February 26th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Killing Your Culture (with Kindness)

I’m on Your Side

Take a moment and imagine... You dropped the ball. Can't remember the critical opening line of your speech or presentation. You hit reply all. Forgot that one critical piece of information. Failed to plan ahead, or see the entire picture. Imagine if you will, that giant mistake. If you're anything like me, when the realization [...]

By |2018-01-22T14:01:36+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on I’m on Your Side

Thanks Giving

As we turn the calendar to November (and ever closer to year's end), here in America, thoughts turn to Thanksgiving.  The "official" time for gratitude. However, thanks-giving can be much more than a once a year holiday.  Feeling thankful can be developed into a daily practice.  Not only because it's good for you - science [...]

By |2018-01-22T14:03:55+00:00November 17th, 2017|Articles|Comments Off on Thanks Giving
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