authentic reflections of a life desired to live well


The Value of a Mentor

A few years ago I was sitting in my office shaking.  In tears.  With my door closed.  I had just fired someone for the first time.  He was a good man.  Nice guy.  But the direction of where organization needed to go necessitated some change.  Hard decisions needed to be made.  And I had no idea how to navigate waters like this.  I didn’t sleep two days before and was restless the week before...

Five Key Leadership Lessons + One Bonus

Business And Bagels: Why Leadership Matters from Jason Archer Here are some of the additional resources for the presentation: Brene Brown: “The Story I’m Telling Myself” article from INCMichael Hyatt’s Website Heath Brothers “Switch: How to Change when Change is Hard”Jim Collins: “Good to Great”Strengths FinderE-Team...

I’m Coming Home

Hey sports fans, do you remember when LeBron James announced he was coming back to Cleveland? Well, I’m excited to announce that I’m coming home – back to higher education. I just accepted a position serving Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts & Sciences. The college is rolling out a new online M.A. in Strategic Communication and I’ll be...

Dare Greatly in 2016

This fall I finished the Chicago half marathon. With over 15,000 other runners in downtown Chicago, I was one of the few “athletes” who trained and fought to get to the finish line, get a big medal, lots of fanfare, and a deep sense of accomplishment. Want to hear more about it? I don’t either Chances are like me, you may feel like you’re barely able to make ends meet and simply survive. Rather...

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