Your Wired for Negative Bias

I am lucky enough to have worked for over 8 years in a space that has helped me begin with positive intent with any approach that I attempt. It's not easy. I recently read a fascinating piece on your brain's negative bias. There happens to be a scientific reason we are so quick at picking … Continue reading Your Wired for Negative Bias

Actions Reflecting Our Values

It's difficult as a leader or just someone who likes to mix in a lot within social circles to be ones self. Never the less, our actions do to tell a story to people who see us in action or hear us. My idea of what a good person is (picture above) and what another's … Continue reading Actions Reflecting Our Values

I Love Failing, Focus On the Present More and You Won’t

"This is your life. Do what you love and do it often." - Holstee The problem with future casting or setting a singular goal, is that it's loaded with specificities that might not ever happen. And when and then they don't happen, we blame the system quickly moving on to next. No learning, just forgetting … Continue reading I Love Failing, Focus On the Present More and You Won’t

Falling Into October

Fall transition is my favorite time of year. Love getting into those months. The season changes. The air gets a little bit more crisper and cooler. Living in the Midwest, the changes in the leaves are like watching a Bob Ross episode happen before my eyes. My running ticks up a notch because I just … Continue reading Falling Into October

The Ugly Side of Resilience

As I've been writing all month about resiliency and all the great things about this great habit that works to make you that way, I began to study the other side. Is it possible that resilience has an ugly side? I assumed it can be like any habit that if over used can be as … Continue reading The Ugly Side of Resilience

GTTW: Home

"All roads lead to home, we just arrive at different times." - B.o.B. We alway have home to look forward to. Even those that might not have a home, find a way to create one. Home isn't always a physical base at the end of our work to move through challenge, it's a mental one … Continue reading GTTW: Home

Friction and Polished Things

I have an incredible opportunity to put myself in front of some of the best thinkers in my organization on a regular basis. It's a blessing, a lot of hard work, and worth every minute. One of those people I've worked with and for, going on 8 years. She regularly channels things that are profound, … Continue reading Friction and Polished Things

Making the Most Out of You

  Kicking it around and around. That idea. Bouncing it off the wall, people, and your boss. Hesitating and wondering is this the right time and right idea to bring forward. Your best creative work, at the point of going dormant. We all get those creative pulses that we just want to share. There are … Continue reading Making the Most Out of You

Finding Compassion on the Job

  Just as our own social circles can provide us places to use empathy or build solidarity we need, our work circles can provide the same chances. Today more than ever these are key concepts in business dynamics of high performing teams. In compassion's absence, low performing teams. Putting up with stress and sometimes nonsense … Continue reading Finding Compassion on the Job