We can think about the work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as a metaphorical dance but life is not a metaphor. It’s a dance. And there’s much to be learned from a dance.
When did playing become passé? Our bodies and brains are amazing machines. They deserve to do their best work.
Try this…stand in front of your mirror, look yourself in the eyes, and in your best outside voice say, “I WANT TO BE SEEN FROM THE MOON!“. How does that feel? Big? Bold? Audacious? Powerful? Just like you are… It’s 2023. It needs to be a big year. Let’s make it a big year together. […]
The countdown has begun to welcome 2023. Let go of the banana! Sometimes we just need to let go of things so we can be free; free to see new pathways, new opportunities and new experiences.
Being a parent is hard. Being a single parent is harder. Being a single parent of a young adult male during a pandemic is a test of resilience, patience, and of course, comfort zones. When I turned 18, I went off to college where I made some friends, did a bunch of dumb shit, learned […]
It was an awkward moment at a Vietnamese run day spa… I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t it amazing how quickly a stereotype can be triggered? Let’s start over… It was an awkward moment at a Vietnamese run day spa. An awkward moment, followed by flattery that turned deeply sad and ended with a most […]
Currently, 5.3 million Americans are living with disabilities stemming from traumatic brain injury (TBI), including problems with cognition, movement abilities, sensation, and emotion. My friend Ashley is one of those 5.3 million. I met Ashley this summer at a partner acrobatics event, a sport I have a great passion for and a community I’ve been […]
A room full of strangers seated in a circle greet me as I enter the dimly lit room. The faint smell of incense and holiday candles fills the air. He nods. She smiles. They softly whisper hello. White, black, Latino, Indian, younger, older, bigger, smaller…I’m pleased to see the spectrum of humanity and I’m curious […]
It’s time to start writing again. After a year of consciously challenging comfort zones, both personally and professionally, I’m welcoming the new year feeling like maybe, just maybe, the positive energy I’ve given and received in the process will serve me in ways I never imagined. I have a confession. I’m an introvert (some people […]
Imagine a world where people who have the physical ability to “move” through life void of mobility challenges and/or the mental capacity to be “fully functioning” had the power to determine how life should be experienced for everyone else. Scratching your head? You are correct if you quickly concluded that this is the world we […]
A LETTER TO MY BIRACIAL CHILD Son, you ARE black. Enough has no place in this sentence. There should be no confusion about this. I know you are trying to process what is happening in our country. I know you want to speak up. Do not let anyone tell you that your voice has no […]
In part one of this series we discussed trust, the foundation of agility. Hopefully you picked up a few ideas or validated some things you already had in your leadership toolbox. Now let’s move on to part two. Learning Dave was a solid operations manager. His region performed well and he had good tenure on […]
We’ve all been hearing about the importance of agility in future proofing one’s organization but how do you actually make that happen? How do you build an agile organization? It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that it starts with leaders. This is part one of a four part series on becoming an agile […]
Kindness matters. May is mental health month.
We are pleased to make available our Manager’s Quick Guide to Leading Virtual. Now more than ever we need to be agile leaders. That may mean adjusting strategy, approach or behavior in order to build trust and engage teams in a way that drives accountability and enables all team member to deliver with confidence and […]
Being a healthy organization isn’t just about the balance sheet. Just like being a healthy person isn’t about how much you weigh. A lot of hard work goes into both, a lot of trial and error, a lot of ingenuity, consistency and accountability. Recently I was preparing to present at an event, a portion of […]
How many people are feeling like over the last few months they’ve been transported from the comfort and stability of home to an unknown world via a tornado of global events? I would imagine that’s pretty much everyone. The good news is that if we all get on the yellow brick road, navigate the obstacles […]
Over the past 60 days, organizations, states and countries have redefined essential work as it relates to basic human needs – food, shelter, safety and health. The need to contain COVID-19 has caused major disruption in our lives, even for organizations that are thriving due to increased demand for products and services. For our communities, […]
Like many of history’s greatest explorers, we have had what seems like insurmountable challenges placed in front of us. From financial health to personal health, to the safety and well-being of others, charting new territory is certainly not for the faint of heart. COVID-19 has forced leaders to reevaluate how they show up for others […]
Recover, rebuild, reinvent – a post Covid-19 proposal
Hail to the virtual happy hour!
The journey of personal change and development
The science behind the argument for gender balance in leadership
The changing landscape of work