When things are hard, and you know you need to talk it out, work it out, sort it out, where do you turn? Forget coaches, mentors, [insert jargon]. Who do you know that will listen? There must be someone you trust. Someone who isn’t part of the problem. A person who cares about you, wants … Continue reading Where’s Your Lifeguard?
It’s a challenge to find some kind of equilibrium in a world that feels ever more unstable and out of control. Sometimes it feels like we’re living on a razor’s edge. We are, of course, only experiencing the latest in a long line of difficult periods in human history. Yet somehow this feels bigger. Perhaps … Continue reading Working in the Midst of All This
“Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds.” ~ Elie Wiesel One particularly difficult afternoon, a young woman on my team stopped by the office and asked if she could talk. As she sat down across from my desk I immediately sensed that she was hurting. Her eyes were red and … Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – Words that Connect
There’s this thing that happens at work that I find to be unnatural and unhealthy. We experience it as the pressure to be OK all the time. That no matter what’s going on, when we come to work, we should have our happy face on. We should leave the rest of our life and … Continue reading Making space for pain…