Strengthening Stems – A Metaphor for Professional Resilience

As an avid gardener, I often reflect when I’m tending to my plants. I’ve come to realize that nature has a way of teaching us valuable lessons. When I was a horticulture student, we learned that seedlings started indoors can become weak and not fit for the outside world without brushing the seedlings with paper, […]

Achieving a Harmonious Work-Life Balance as we Embrace the Summer Season

As we find ourselves in the midst of the vibrant summer season, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the importance of work-life balance during this time of year. Balancing our professional responsibilities with personal well-being is an ongoing endeavor, and the summer season offers a prime occasion to nurture this delicate equilibrium. […]

Cyber attacks on your best self

A friend and business partner told me a story of a recent cyberattack on one of his businesses. Shitty deal, all too common, but shitty nonetheless. I was told the IT professional working at this medium sized company wards off thousands of attacks daily on their systems. Most would pose minimal threat, but only because […]

What I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

OK…maybe 15 or 20, but I’ll try not to age myself. When I started my journey as a leader, I remember the angst I felt every time something “major” occurred. I’d get that knot in my stomach and feel like I was expected to fix it and fix it now. I’m guessing that most newer […]