3 tips – not Thursday. Death by 1,000 cuts

3 tips – not Thursday. Death by 1,000 cuts

This week I had the privilege of working with two organizations who are doing cutting edge work in transforming lives for people in need. They also have a ton of small details and required expectations to address. All too often, they find themselves bogged down in...
3 Tips Thursday – Just Say Yes

3 Tips Thursday – Just Say Yes

This week I was talking to a high school teacher who has taught Latin, English, history of art, American government and seventh-grade science. I asked how she managed such a wide array and said, “I just said yes.” She loves to teach. She loves her students. And she...
3 Tips Thursday – Train, not slay, your dragons

3 Tips Thursday – Train, not slay, your dragons

This week the highest grossing movie is How to Train Your Dragon. It reminds me of a conversation I had with a friend a few years back. He ended our call with “I’m off to go slay dragons.” My response? “Why would you do that, tame them and...
3 Tips Thursday – Delete Distraction

3 Tips Thursday – Delete Distraction

When life gets crazy, it’s easy to succumb to distraction. In the short run, it’s soothing. In the long run, I don’t know about you, but I can get lost for an hour I didn’t have.  All our screens and the apps we use are designed to keep us on them, so we’ll see an...
3 Tips Thursday – Help for short people

3 Tips Thursday – Help for short people

If you’ve never met me, you’d probably notice my red hair first. Then you’d realize I’m not tall. Actually, I am pretty short by western adult standards. Just under 5 foot 2 inches. This week I was traveling with a similarly statured colleague. We had two very...