Your discomfort is whispering to you

With the scariest of holiday seasons behind us, it’s time to talk about fear. Not the running-away-screaming variety, but the smaller, uncomfortable kind that you may avoid in our workplace like: Having difficult conversations Giving honest feedback Asking for feedback Speaking truth to power Making a sincere apology Being honest about your vulnerabilities These are […]

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Being present may be enough

I’ve been roaming our property daily since early June looking for natural things that are small, beautiful, and great subjects for camera close ups and macro shots. It’s been a profound experience in learning to be present as I look for flowers, insects, and fungi. With my camera in hand, I see all kinds of […]

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Start with yourself

Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently gave a speech in which she asked us to turn to each other, not against each other as we move forward from the recent increase in horrific violence. This “turning to each other” is an invitation that we all can neglect to step into as our own fear grips us. A […]

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Be disruptive AND be kind

A large company is going through a cultural transition and is purposefully hiring senior leaders who have a track record of success in being disruptive (meaning: “find ways to change the status quo that isn’t working”). What this means is that the company expects them to take risks, try new things and make change happen. They […]

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