Have you ever tried to nail jello to a wall? Probably not! You'd simply put a hole in your wall and have a pile of jello on the floor. But that is the funny thing about jello, even though you can't exactly "nail it down" it still has some unique properties in and of itself. Culture is like jello!
It is a constant threat and motivator for so many people, myself at the top of the list. It can be a liability or a liberator. It can hurt or help healthy decisions. It can incapacitate or empower a leader.
How are you doing? It is a simple question. One that causes pause, reflection, and response. To stop and ponder how you are doing requires at least a subtle hint of assessment and evaluation. To truly understand how you are doing, means you have to know...
It's been a whirlwind of events and changes the past 2 weeks. Where I live (Maryland), things went from manageable to strange to downright unexpected. And that was just the first week. In the past 5 days, non-essential businesses have... Continue Reading →
Leaders have had to not only manage themselves and their own families, they have had the unprecedented battle of leading others through this rapidly changing time. The question has and may very well continue to be...
Having opened up my laptop and logged into my student portal, I sat excitedly waiting for the virtual classroom session to begin. It was my second semester as a graduate student and I was beginning to think I was in... Continue Reading →
"That was foolish", I remember thinking to myself. While it is one of the earliest times I remember saying that to myself, unfortunately, I have said it multiple times over my life. At 8 years old, the severity of the... Continue Reading →
Put two people in a room and the inevitable will happen. Given enough time together, people will always have conflict. It is the nature of relationships. To relate with someone will require conflict resolution. The more people you add to... Continue Reading →
Like every leader, I see growth as a good thing. I want the areas I lead to grow. I desire to see an upward and to the right trend year over year. However, that is not always reality. There are... Continue Reading →