How to Handle Imposter Syndrome

Well, I made it two years without writing about it, but now it’s time.  Imposter syndrome. The first time I experienced it was when I graduated with my doctorate.  My first thought was that I wasn’t ready. The more I learned, the more I realized that I knew nothing (or so I thought). Eleven years…

How We Grow by Learning From Others

I recently took advantage of an opportunity to give a workshop in my home state.  This workshop focused on something I cared deeply about, and I was able to present this topic to teachers!  It had been awhile since I worked with K-8 teachers, so this workshop felt like a stretch.  Taking concepts that I…

They’re Making a Move!

My generation is saying goodbye to work.  Literally, they are saying goodbye by packing up their boxes and leaving the office. More than that- they’re doing this without having other jobs to go to.  That is completely against what my generation was taught and it’s exactly what my generation was taught.  In case you’re wondering,…

Lessons From My Summer Job

You thought this would be about food, right? Well, no . . . sort of. Just keep reading. I always wanted a “cool” job for the summer. When I was a teen and looking for my first summer job, I was hoping that I could get one at a great clothing store. I could see…

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….

Day In The Life Of . . .

Today’s post is for sharing.  If you’re anything like me, you may have spent hours on the internet searching for “a day in the life of XXX,” looking for some idea of how to better plan your day. Throughout my working years, I searched for many “days in the life.” Whether I was working full-time…

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….

Handling Conflict

Many of people saw the Gayle King interview with R. Kelly, as I did. Some people were shocked by the “explosive” part of the interview, and there were many analyses of what took place during that segment. As I watched it, I actually did not pay close attention to R. Kelly. I paid attention to…

Change, Improve, Thrive

As the world becomes more fixated on dimensions of leadership, I began noticing the headlines suggesting ways in which leaders were thinking outside of the box. With one news article after another about a leader of an organization implementing the latest eye-catching policy, one major theme struck me. These weren’t leaders just doing things to…