A big mistake, or is it?

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future,” – Steve Jobs I’ve dreamed of living in the United States since my early teens. Thanks to TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210, Dawson’s Creek, and Sex… Read more »

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The Silent/Invisible Leader

“When the Master governs, the people are hardly aware that she exists The Master doesn’t talk, she acts. When her work is done, the people say, “Amazing: we did it, all by ourselves!” -Tao Te Ching It is hard for many to think of leadership as silent or invisible. We are taught to believe that… Read more »

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Leading with Love & Purpose

The pandemic has impacted everyone and it almost intentionally highlighted the need for mental health awareness to help people impacted by trauma, anxiety, and challenges, not only from COVID-19  but from other life experiences. After experiencing a horrific tragedy nine years ago, I knew that we needed to be more cognizant of the effect of… Read more »

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It’s Not You, It’s Me – Let’s Talk About Conflict.  

My family and I just came back from a weeklong visit with my in-laws in Massachusetts and it seems to me that every time we visit, we come across some sort of conflict. I always assumed conflict is to be expected with two grandparents, four siblings and their spouses, 13 grandkids and lots of baggage in one house. But where does conflict come from really?     … Read more »

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Playing with Fire

Innovation is change that contains within it the promise of something better. It’s sexy. Its potential elicits excitement in anticipation that it will, in some way, make life easier by relieving us of one or more of life’s burdensome tasks or responsibilities. This is because we tend to think of innovation as an event occurring… Read more »

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In My
Lifetime

As a child, I remember talking with my parents about how much change my grandparents had seen and experienced throughout their lifetime. It was astonishing for me to think that they were born before the first radio broadcast (1920) or even more unthinkable, before the first television broadcast (1928). Recently, as I disconnected from myContinue...


The Leader Within

America is suffering from a single crisis that fuels all others: loss of faith. I am not referring to spiritual faith, for there are many who broadcast their beliefs with fire and fury. I am not referencing faith in party or tribe, as there are many who wrap themselves in the symbols of their brand,… Read more »

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The Courage to Choose Love in 2021

Last year, within a matter of months, the landscape of our everyday lives changed. Roles shifted, pivoted and reversed. What seemed like a relatively predictable and stable future turned out to be an illusion. Many things happened in 2020 that we simply couldn’t control — the loss of jobs and businesses, quarantine and isolation, illness… Read more »

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Crossroads: America’s Gollum Moment

In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the character Gollum is entranced by the One Ring of gold. His attention is so consumed by what he calls “My Precious” that he is unable to comprehend how the world is changing around him, the consequences of his actions, or their implications for the future. His focus… Read more »

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