How to Create More Time in Your Life

I am currently reading a book about spiritual development, and one section of the last chapter has stuck with me. I truly cannot get it out of my head and I think that I know why. It’s with me because it’s something that I have not mastered yet: creating margins.  See, I have worked on…

Journaling & Ethical Leadership

Ethical leadership (morality, values, ethics) is not a new concept. Look at any philosophy book and it won’t be uncommon to find this topic discuss amongst well-known philosopher: Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and so forth. While the subject of ethics is not new, it has gained popularity in leadership circles, especially within the past few years….

Take a Vacation!

It’s my last full day of vacation and I am listening to the waves crash onto the shore as I write this post.  For the past six days, I have played on beach with my family, gotten water up my nose in the pool, played mini golf, eaten way too much ice cream, and laughed…

A New Challenge

*Featured photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash. It’s the last day of school in my area, and I was thinking about all of the activities the kids have done this year (remotely and in person). It got me thinking about the activities I had to complete throughout the various leadership programs in which I’ve participated….

Give Them What They Need

Recently, I was thinking about the hardest assignment I ever had and what it taught me. Have you ever had one of those?  I compare those moments to my high school biology class. It was the hardest class for me, and I received the worst grade, but I ended up learning the most from that…

You Have Permission

“I don’t want to do this anymore!  I’m ready to plaaayyyyyy!”  My son was no longer on the edge of a tantrum; he had fallen into the abyss. He was there. He had 20 minutes left until his schooling was finished and I just watched him fall out. Then I laughed. I know that sounds…

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…

Reintroduction

Practical Of or concerned with the actual doing or use of something rather than with theory or ideas. (of an idea, plan, or method) likely to succeed or be effective in real circumstances; feasible. Whenever I presented seminars or workshops in the past, I was always complimented on how “practical” my methods were. As a…

Ethical Leadership: AHHH!

I recently conducted a webinar on what it means to be an ethical leader during a crisis. The participants were engaged, questions were asked, and we focused on practical steps to take, ensuring that the tenets of ethical leadership and crisis management become one. It was great to think about how these characteristics get implemented…