What If Wednesday – What if…it’s good to be uncomfortable?

What If Wednesday – What if…it’s good to be uncomfortable?

Being uncomfortable is, well, uncomfortable. Unpleasant. Undesirable. And yet, it’s the source of innovation. We feel compelled to get out of the discomfort and so we explore and try things. Sometimes we try anything to get to a comfortable place.   The...
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…we create space?

What If Wednesday – What if…we create space?

I have discovered that my congenital lateness never had to do with traffic or other people. I manage to be late to meetings when all I have to do is sit in the same spot and change the zoom link. It has to do with me packing too much into every minute of the day.  I...
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….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….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...