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 →

Facing Fear

Last night I had a scary dream. Not scary in the classic vampire or clown sense, but one where I was faced with making a choice. I won't go into details, there were two options with two people, and I went with the one that offered, ultimately, the thing I wanted the most even though... Continue Reading →

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