Overcome the Imposter

My grandfather and father are both entrepreneurs, so naturally, being an entrepreneur was a dream of mine growing up. I remember selling handmade pipe-cleaner flowers and concocting other business plans as I sat in the office of my grandmother, who was the CFO. I

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Leadership as Advocacy

Our job does more to define us than any other factor in our lives, which means work matters. Work is the primary determinant of economic security, social status, and the structure of our relationships.

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Permission to Thrive

“How do you stay grounded when the ground itself is moving?” – Esther Perel I am a huge fan of new beginnings, so it may come as no surprise that January is my favorite month. It also happens to be my birth month, which gives my annual New Year’s ritual even more meaning as I… Read more »

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Why Ethical Leadership is a Sacred Duty

Becoming a VA whistleblower was not on my bucket list, and it remains my most challenging leadership decision. Facing this enormous challenge, while difficult, was also the catalyst for tremendous personal growth.

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Lessons from the Stage

It is truly majestic observing a ballerina on stage. Years of dedication, grace, technique, and grit are blended with the imagination of a composer and the artistry of a choreographer. Few activities pull together the complexity of acting, music, and pure physicality in the manner of dance.

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The Power of Pause

With the dawn of each New Year, I deliberately reserve quiet time to take the opportunity to evaluate the last 12 months as they relate to my years on Earth. Through the impact of COVID-19, its variants, and newly imposed ways of life, I admit that, like many, I have adapted and made the best… Read more »

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Chess, Donkey Kong and Minecraft

I have always thought of business in terms of a game. I suppose thinking of it in this context helped relieve the intensity of the day, eased difficult decisions and reduced the seriousness of the competition.  In the event I did not prevail at the challenge of the day, the imagery of a game reminded… Read more »

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The Rust of Legacy Thinking

Floating in the ether is hard. The ether being an aspect of change, the space between what we have known and that which we will come to know. This place, uncomfortably devoid of the familiar, especially over prolonged exposure, leaves many disoriented and flailing as the moorings that have defined our experience, and therefore our understanding… Read more »

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The Rust of Legacy Thinking

Floating in the ether is hard. The ether being an aspect of change, the space between what we have known and that which we will come to know. This place, uncomfortably devoid of the familiar, especially over prolonged exposure, leaves many disoriented and flailing as the moorings that have defined our experience,     and therefore… Read more »

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