A Journey of Becoming

This post (and the ones that follow) may differ from what I have been writing. I always write to make sense of the world and to understand it better. But I find myself in a liminal place where I no longer believe some things that I did before, and I am figuring out what is natural for me now and

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Toasting with Champagne

New Years Goals

It is that time of year where people are making resolutions and setting goals for the New Year. A couple of years ago I wrote about the difference between incremental and transformational goals. I want to revisit that theme as I didn’t have any good strategies for how to approach these goals at the time. By recognizing these goals as

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Juggling Tasks

Sarah was like a lot of other high-performing leaders. She had a lot of balls in the air and she struggled to not drop any. Like a lot of high-performers, she tied her sense of accomplishment and value to doing it all. As she took on more responsibility, this became harder and harder. Juggling many tasks is a lot like

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Fan, Funnel, or Umbrella

There is a saying that in organizations, shit flows downstream. This is the inevitable truth that there are unexpected, disruptive, and unpleasant things to deal with in an organization. How a leader handles these cases can determine whether they help move the team forward. Fan There is another saying: the shit has hit the fan. It is an image that

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Evolving to walk upright

Evolution Instead of Resolutions

We are two months into the new year, and you know what that means. 80% of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions. January started with a strong desire to make changes and that this year would be different. And for a few days, it went great, but as the days passed, our drive disappeared, and we gave

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