Words matter

Words matter

I love language and I love how language is alive, dynamic and changing and I also love and hate the problems of trying to express emerging norms in outdated language. I especially hate trying to fill in check boxes or having to quickly describe someone’s...

Public shaming or community healing?

I have been thinking a lot about the case of the GA State University freshman and her use of the N-word that brought immediate and public shaming and got her suspended from her soccer team and caused her to withdraw from school. Obviously context is everything and...

Culture Shock

Inclusion. Diversity. Employee experience. Employee engagement. Talent strategy. Emotional intelligence. Employee retention. All of these things hang out under the rubric of culture. According to Merriam Webster, culture is “the characteristic features of everyday...

It Takes A Village to Run A Business

In my heart of hearts I am a collaborator. I love the interchange of ideas and co-creating something. I love it when people riff off each other, and brilliance and creativity emerge. Not everyone is wired this way. My husband, for example. He is essentially an...
The right tool for the job

The right tool for the job

I love a well-facilitated meeting. Helping people uncover their own wisdom or working with a group to help them meet their own goals – that is the sweetest! During my executive director years I experienced a lot of facilitation. The wide range of amazing and abysmal...