Another week begins and finds you staring at “it” again. What’s IT? Your desk. And it’s a mess…again. I see your desk over there, and you should have seen mine just a few weeks ago. The summer is starting to move to its last days and shifting from vacation brain to work mode can be difficult at times. In fact, it can be downright impossible. I know. I’ve been there.
Delegation is NOT for dummies. But you are a dummy if you don’t delegate. I know the word dummy can be quite harsh, but you’re working harder, not smarter when you choose not to delegate. Let’s review…shall we? You get the vision. You brainstorm and strategize. You do the research. You write out the program. Then, you present to your staff. And, then it happens: you tell them what YOU’RE
Do you remember your first internship? My first internship was at Simon & Schuster. I was in high school. My internship turned into a part time job. My internship was probably the best thing I could have experienced as a high schooler. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Simon & Schuster, and now I am tingling with excitement (and maybe a little fear) that I have interns starting this week.
The other day I was working on a new project, and I’d gained some serious momentum. I was proud of myself and probably about 70% done. I put it down to work on something else (I don’t even remember what right now) with the intention of coming back to it later. Later that day turned into weeks later. YIKES! It happens to the best of us. We are working
I have a confession to make. I am a leader, and I’m out of shape. Like ridiculously out of shape. So much so that I’m pretty sure I have a pinched nerve in my lower back. Maybe it’s from two plus years of sitting for much too long and not moving enough. Some call it the grind (more like I ground to a halt). And in the process I’ve gained
My meltdowns are just as fabulous as my million dollar speeches. I’m not joking. I have million dollar meltdowns. Well, you would think I’d lost a million dollars the way this last meltdown was set up. I sat on the train riding home from a conference that was (mostly) a waste of time and money. The weight of being in business for myself and running my household alone while being
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month. Today, I am sharing something I haven’t said out loud in a very long time for fear of judgement. I am a 3 hour mama. Let me explain. Shorty was almost a year old when I had my first revelation (and 900th wave of guilt about something related to motherhood) that perhaps I was not cut out for full time motherhood. Shorty is the baby
Recently, I got to sit down with Ben Bisbee, Founder of Rhinocorn Consulting. Ben is a genius (no seriously he is), an avid speed reader, creative soul and engagement guru. He’s a phenomenal speaker and genuine soul. Added bonus: he just gets people (and me)! In this episode of Secret Lives of Leaders — we talk about authenticity, how to make friends as adults, about the weird power of complaining
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Kishshana & Co. - Management + Leadership That Sticks
- Rhinocorn Consulting
- 31 Century Nonprofit
- Leadership Books and Resources
Meet this episode's guest(s):
Name: Ben Bisbee
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