Work Life

No One Told Me How Leadership Would Change Me

Check your bookshelf. Got any books that discuss how leadership will change you? Me neither. How’s this for a title? “Leadership, if it Doesn’t Kill You it Will Make You Stronger” I didn’t wake up one day and decide, “you know what, I think I’ll try this leadership thing, I hear it’s really good for Continue reading No One Told Me How Leadership Would Change Me

Leading When You’re Hurting

“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ― John Keats, Letters of John Keats Sadness, discouragement, and disappointment aren’t topics we often discuss in leadership circles but we know from our own experience that these emotions are a part of Continue reading Leading When You’re Hurting

Monday Meditations 3 – The Rush to Judgment

“There is generally much to learn before any judgment can be pronounced with certainty on another’s doings.” – Marcus Aurelius How many times have you wrongly assumed the motive behind someone’s words or actions? If you are like me, probably more times than you care to count. Navigating the politics and complex hierarchy of an Continue reading Monday Meditations 3 – The Rush to Judgment

A Short Leadership Lesson from Nature

Fall gives way to winter. The trees aren’t upset for having lost their leaves. Sending them off in a blaze of glory. Winter begins a new journey. The birds don’t complain about the trip. Soaring away with a song. Nature has much to teach us about leadership. Good days give way to difficulty. Relationships thrive Continue reading A Short Leadership Lesson from Nature

Recovering Your Leadership Joy

What was it like for you? That first official leadership role. The excitement. The uncertainty. When you first met your team. The anticipation. The anxiety. I remember. Just a year or so before I was working as a middle school science teacher trying to navigate earthworm dissections with a group of 12-year-olds. If no one Continue reading Recovering Your Leadership Joy