Gift of Gratitude

Gift of Gratitude

With just a week until Thanksgiving, I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership and gratitude and how the two are intrinsically linked. Specifically, how you can lean into gratitude to grow your leadership. Below are 3 simple acts for cultivating more gratitude and...
Before it all goes crazy

Before it all goes crazy

The air is finally crisp here in DC and the leaves are falling. It’s also my birthday season which always has me thinking about how the year has gone and what I can do with what’s left. What I wanted to achieve and what I did or didn’t. This year,...
Scary things that keep me up at night

Scary things that keep me up at night

I don’t know about you, all that is going on in the world sometimes gets to me. Whether it’s uncertainty about health care and elections, gun violence, or just closing business, there is plenty to be anxious about swirling around us. This weekend it got me...
Tackling Turbulence – Part 2

Tackling Turbulence – Part 2

Last month we looked at how you can manage the stress of turbulence created by change and ambiguity in your life. This month we focus on two things you can do to help your team. 1) Communicate clearly. Help your team know what is happening, what is expected of them...
5 Tips for Thriving in Transitions

5 Tips for Thriving in Transitions

Transitions are the name of the game in 2017. Not just in government but in business and in life. As a colleague at IBM said, “The world has never moved this fast before and will never move this slow again.” Organizational changes are no longer things that happen one...
Just Don’t Do It

Just Don’t Do It

You have a to-do list. But it doesn’t have to have you. I have a secret about that list. Actually a few secrets. It’s just a list. Not a bible. Not a law. It’s not in charge. Yeah, I know. You have to do it all. Another secret – no, you...