- On April 13, 2018
Have you ever been to the optometrist to get fitted for new glasses? Staring at the eye chart, you strain to assess magnification acuity. “Which one is better? Lens A?” Click. “or B?” Click. “A?” Click. “or B?” What if we used this idea and looked at the world through a different lens every day?
- On May 16, 2017
I’m working from the back porch at my niece’s farm in SC today. The morning breeze is still cool, belying the prediction of 90’s today. As I lay out my writing goals for the day, a cacophony of chirping is punctuated by the treble crow of the rooster next door. Quite a change from my
- On October 25, 2016
The air is getting chilly; waking up to the sheen of ‘frost on the pumpkin.’ The grass is a checkerboard of green, gold, and brown from the oak and poplar leaves that blow from the trees. What’s to learn from this blustery autumn day? Nature knows when to shed what has served it well. We don’t
- On September 27, 2016
Over coffee with a friend with a mutual interest in creating environments that encourage diversity, she commented on an undercurrent she has observed at several tech industry groups she attends. Her perceptions matched what I have also experienced during my speaking and coaching discussions in various professional forums. Here’s what we’ve both observed — Women
- On September 1, 2016
Has your summer flown by in a whirlwind of work, cookouts, vacations, family visits? That is how I’m feeling and what I hear from my friends and colleagues. Have You Stopped At All To Immerse Yourself In The Wonder? Before the calendar arrives at the autumnal equinox, there is still time to find a bit
- On August 23, 2016
This is a photo of my newest–and most treasured–piece of jewelry. I’m spending this lovely sunny Sunday hanging around the temporary retaining walls of the Ironman Triathlon in Coeur d’Alene Idaho, cheering on my 5-time Ironman finisher husband. More about that in another post. Building on the ‘true Olympic spirit’ embodied by Abbey D’Agostino of the United
- On August 16, 2016
The news media gaffes on covering women Olympians got me thinking about the inadvertent bias that shows up in how we interpret what we experience. In last week’s blog post I acknowledged my own flawed snap judgment in discounting what I might learn from a beautiful man with physical and mental challenges. On our individual leadership journey, one of
- On August 9, 2016
I met a man this week. Someone who, because of his disability, I put in a (mental) box and dismissed. Seriously combat wounded, his obvious physical and mental challenges frightened me. And I made a too quick decision that there was nothing to learn from him. And I was dead wrong. We naturally do that.