Don’t Be Ignorant

In a post-truth era, it's up to us to work to understand rather than be understood

Lately I’m bombarded by tweets and, well, one thing I think we can all agree from our president is that there is such a thing called “fake news”. Now that I’ve got my radar up, I’m seeing it more and more. Stories on TV and online without confirmed sources. These stories don’t wait to get […]

Working for Perspective

It's important every day to work towards having perspective on our moments

“Dad, are we rich?” That’s a question my then second-grader asked me after school one day. Turns out one of her classmates was celebrating her birthday by having a limo pick up a small group of girls from school to party. Some of her classmates were given cell phones that year. She had been to other […]

Courage Over Comfort: Rumbling with Shame, Accountability, and Failure at Work

I think the people who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses in this world.

This is especially true of people who rumble with failure. These are people who choose courage over comfort, accountability over blame, and are able to embed key learnings from failures into their lives.

For early interviews about the rising strong process, I was able to meet with Andrew—a senior leader at a successful advertising agency and a total badass.

I recognized some of myself in his story, and I think you might, too.

Read the entire story from Brene’ Brown and follow Brene’ @breneebrown

The Gift of Compassionate Communication

If innovation is the engine of the knowledge economy, creative problem solving is the fuel.

While excellence in writing, design, communication and critical thinking are still in demand, when employers are asked what they would like to see in our students, creative problem solving rises to the top.

Can we teach creative problem solving? Is it a skill that can be learned? Is it nature or nurture? How do we train a new generation of leaders and problem solvers?

Read the entire article from Dr. Prabu David, Dean of the College of Communication Arts & Sciences at Michigan State University and follow him @prabudavid