ON MY MIND: Wisdom of Improvisation

ON MY MIND: Wisdom of Improvisation

Are you someone who dislikes surprises? Do chaos, messiness, and unpredictability stress you out? Do you find yourself perplexed by and just a bit envious of people who have the capacity to just “go with the flow?” I, for one, do not like surprises or messiness. I’m a...
ON MY MIND: The Art of Self-Repair

ON MY MIND: The Art of Self-Repair

Recently, I discovered Kintsugi, a fifteenth century Japanese art form dedicated to repairing broken ceramics by filling in the cracks with gold. Once the repair is complete, the “brokenness” of the item — its defects — become its source of beauty and...
IN MY EAR BUDS: Work Life with Adam Grant

IN MY EAR BUDS: Work Life with Adam Grant

If you are not an experienced consumer of podcasts, you might want to give one a try. The podcasts I listen to offer me valuable insights about leadership and collaboration. Most are available as a free subscription via an app on your phone. Thinking about them as an...
ON MY MIND: Leading is Convening

ON MY MIND: Leading is Convening

“I-don’t-know.” These are three words that most leaders rarely, if ever, dare utter. Why does the admission of “not knowing” feel so uncomfortable? As a client once shared with me, “A failure to know the answer or offer the solution feels like a failure of my...