What If Wednesday – What if….it’s both?

What If Wednesday – What if….it’s both?

2020 has been a strange year. Filled with lots of bad news from the pandemic to the economy to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and more. But it’s also been a year where people got married and had children and beat cancer. I don’t know about you but there...
What If Wednesday – What if …. we open up?

What If Wednesday – What if …. we open up?

It feels like this week has been a year long.  It’s so tempting to hunker down and retreat. To contract. But I wonder if it is really a time to open up and expand. When we hunker down, we protect ourselves but we also lose connection, lose support, and lose the...
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...
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,...
Tackling Turbulence – Part 1

Tackling Turbulence – Part 1

Uncertainty and constant turbulence have become our new normal. For so many of us, whether non-profit leader, government executive, or entrepreneur, it has been a summer of change, uncertainty and opportunity. How can we successfully lead through it? It would be easy...
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...