New Orleans — Magic and Music

"If you walk a city, if you love a city, if you put in your miles and years with open heart and mind, the city will reveal itself to you."  Rebecca Solnit It was everywhere.  Honestly, I'm not sure I've ever been to a city where music is more woven into its very fabric.  From... Continue Reading →

New Orleans — Falling in Love

"Topophilia -- our innate love of place, often shaped by sense and by memories." Rebecca Solnit When it comes to travel, I love good surprises. One of the best is falling in love with a place you didn't expect. I had visited New Orleans in the 1980s.  We were on a college choir festival trip... Continue Reading →

Leaders, Learn to Delegate!

Whether running a successful project, a company division, or volunteer organization, the biggest challenge for good leaders can be delegation. I hear so many reasons about why they can’t let go, and, I must confess, I’ve been guilty of it myself. The reasons seem to be clear but boil down to a few common themes:... Continue Reading →

Prepping for an Art Show

In our professional lives, we're all very used to validation. Some of us seek it! Are we doing the right deals? Making our sales numbers? Accumulating our billable hours? We stress about annual performance reviews because it's positive feedback -- often with "constructive criticism", but whatever. (Another post about how terrible leaders rely on performance... Continue Reading →

The Ceilings of Chicago

In mid-October, I was in Chicago for a week helping with the national meeting for an organization of which I'm a member. While it was a whirlwind of food, wine, friends, and meetings, it was also a showcase of the best Chicago has to offer! Not only did we enjoy an incredible gala at the... Continue Reading →

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