Talented Jerks

Talented Jerks

Do not tolerate brilliant jerks, the cost to teamwork is too high – Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix Different leaders have different attitudes about talented jerks or the high-maintenance genius, as some technology companies call them. These are the incredibly talented...
Silence is……

Silence is……

Last night I walked out at midnight and just listened. With no agenda and no plan, I just stood quietly, fully present to the sounds of nature… and felt amazed and grateful for all I heard. When have you ever taken yourself out into a place of silence?  A place...
The Wisdom of Listening

The Wisdom of Listening

From our first conversation, my client, Sara, shared about her struggles with confidence. In her experience, when Sara’s confidence took a hit, it did not waver but nose-dived. She described the sensation as a black hole, sucking hope and self-belief as if her...
3 Everyday Ways to Develop Your Team

3 Everyday Ways to Develop Your Team

No time to develop your team? No problem. Believe it or not, the solution lies in an unlikely place: your calendar.  Yes, that bottomless pit of overbookings can also be a source of consistent development for your team. Now, I’m not suggesting you identify...
Go Big Orange

Go Big Orange

My son is a freshman at the University of Tennessee. If you’ve been on any sort of social media in the past couple of weeks, you’ve likely heard about the young boy from Florida who had his homemade University of Tennessee t-shirt made fun of. The boy told the story...
Be Bold, Dream Big

Be Bold, Dream Big

If there were ever a time to do it, to make a difference in your life, to embark on something worth doing, it is now. Not for any grand cause, necessarily, but for something that tugs at your heart, something that’s your aspiration, something that’s your dream. ...