May 17, 2024

Emotions don’t belong at work.Emotions make you weak.Emotions are useless in decisions.Showing emotions is unprofessional.You either have emotional intelligence, or you don’t.Emotions make you less productive.Emotions are for the HR department, not leaders. LIES — every single one. But you’ve heard them all, right? Don’t get me wrong. Emotions are challenging and messy, and this […]

Apr 26, 2024

Have you had a stroke? The communication lesson you need. How communication can make you a better leader

Apr 12, 2024

“Wait. You rearranged the entire class schedule? But why?” My fork stopped between my spinach salad and my gaping math in the lunch room. “Because of the tests,” the teacher said with a look of disbelief. Let me back up. As the Director of Assessment, I created an intricate testing schedule for the entire school. […]

Dec 3, 2023

“Did you finish your work?”  Plopping on my friend’s soft grey couch, I told the group, “Ugh. Not yet. I have all the action steps, the events, and the rest, but I’m struggling with the opening.” “What’s the leadership topic you’re writing about?” As I began to describe simplicity, I giggled. I was falling into […]

Sep 29, 2023

Bubbling fountains surrounded by late summer flowers, wrought-iron gazebos dotting an expanse of green lawn, and majestic buildings lined the perimeter. Walking along the brick path, the beauty was everywhere at Belmont. But that same beauty created a challenge for us as we tried to find the right building for the next campus event. On […]

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