Change Begins with You

Bud Hammes was the catalyst for change in La Crosse, WI – a city of 52,000 people. If one man could trigger change in the mindset of 50,000+ people, why do some think they are too “small” to trigger significant change in their organizations? When I hear comments like “That’s above my pay grade,” or […]

The DNA of My Leadership Heroes

I’ve worked with some amazing leaders. Some I reported to, others I collaborated with and others I watched from afar. There are seven people represented below. These are the characteristics of theirs which I admire: She is genuine. She trusts her team to make decisions. Under fire, she is calm. He is flexible. They are […]

How Colin Powell Translated his Political Life into a Book of Leadership Lessons

I am not a political person. I get most of my political news from twitter, mixed in with conversations about #Catfish, #Scandal, #CommunityManagement and #shitblackgirlssay. I get a little more serious about politics on some Sunday mornings as I catch up by watching Meet the Press with Dick Gregory. What I don’t know, I learn […]


When Conan O’Brien told people watching the 2013 White House Correspondent’s Dinner from home to live-tweet the event using hashtag: #incapableoflivinginthemoment, it stung.   It stung because I was at home, live-tweeting the event. Nonetheless, I thought his directive was a good one, and used the long hashtag every chance I got. The next day, […]