August 2016


There’s a lot of talk out there lately about resilience. Also known as “grit,” it’s now being widely acknowledged as a critical deciding factor in success. Angela Lee Duckworth’s groundbreaking talk on the subject a few years ago introduced the topic into the wider vernacular(s) of education, business, and achievement overall, and there’s been no […]

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Restricted area

Have you ever done one of those tests that are designed to help you figure out what you’re good at? They’re used a lot in career planning, and in my (coaching) world, and most of them give you this really nice, organized snapshot at the end with your “strengths” and “weaknesses,” as well as sometimes

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So I’ve heard

“I mean, it’s just the truth, you know?” “I’m not saying anything I wouldn’t say to his face.” “People need to know.” Like all topics I write about on this blog, I’m not coming at this one from a place of superiority. I’m right in the mix with y’all, and I know as well as

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Begin again

There’s usually a lot of excitement in the air in January, when the new year begins and we feel like we have the opportunity to start fresh. You know I have some thoughts about formal resolutions, but I like a new beginning – a chance to start with a blank slate – as much as

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