What If Wednesday – What if…there are 86?

What If Wednesday – What if…there are 86?

There are 86 days left in 2020. That’s it. I don’t know about you but I am still not sure where the year went. Did we actually have spring and summer? I think most of the year went to waiting. Waiting to understand the pandemic. Waiting to open. Waiting to...
What If Wednesday – What if…you don’t get a pass?

What If Wednesday – What if…you don’t get a pass?

I spend time helping others lead boldly and cope with hard things. That was true before 2020 and will be true after. I’ve learned a lot leading in crisis and share it in the hopes of making it easier for others to serve well and come out stronger on the other side....
What If Wednesday – What if…you just say no?

What If Wednesday – What if…you just say no?

Really. Yes, I know we resist it. We over commit. We say yes to things we don’t want to do. We drag our feet when we are afraid that we are going to disappoint someone. But I have a secret. It doesn’t get easier over time. The longer you wait, the more you...
What If Wednesday – What if….fail on purpose?

What If Wednesday – What if….fail on purpose?

In the start-up world, a frequent mantra is “Fail, forward, fast.” To those who don’t live in that space, in other words most of us, it sounds strange. For most of us, the goal is success, not failure. But what if success comes from failure? From...
What If Wednesday – What if….This is it?

What If Wednesday – What if….This is it?

It’s been more than 90 days since quarantine started. Places are opening up. The virus is still with us and increasing in half the country, while many are fighting for racial and social justice. We have made it this far and have a long way to go. For the foreseeable...
What If Wednesday – What if …. you haven’t a clue?

What If Wednesday – What if …. you haven’t a clue?

Really. What if you don’t have a clue?  Some days, I don’t. Many in fact. Especially these days. I don’t know when we won’t be expected to stay home. I don’t know when I’ll get to hug the littles again. I don’t know when there...