The Transparent Leader

Seven years ago, I interviewed for a job and was asked about my leadership beliefs. I began listing my beliefs, one by one, and the interviewer beamed from ear to ear, until I hit my last belief. I stated was that a leader should be transparent, and then I saw that smile get smaller and…

Leadership for Life

*I am not paid by any organizations or businesses mentioned in this post. I enjoy discussing leadership from the perspective of it being a way of life. I remember being taught that leaders were “born, not made.” That seemed to be the motto of everyone I listened to throughout my childhood and teenage years. Then…

Time for Rest

I did something on Friday (coffee and cake were included). I rested – on purpose. It was the most amazing feeling.  For the past year, I’ve been working nonstop.  When I’ve taken a day off of work, it was do something other than rest: take care of sick child, be with ill parent, or simply…