Believing In You

In it for the Long Haul

I have been fortunate enough to work with some incredible team members over my 20-plus career. These are dedicated folks who day in and day out give 100% to the team and the organization. There is nothing they would not …

How Vulnerability Can Make You A Stronger Leader


It’s no wonder that professor-researcher, Brené Brown’s Ted Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability” has been viewed by over 41 million people—making it one of the five most popular talks in the history of …

Professional Ahead of the Personal

One of the best pieces of professional advice I ever received was from a supervisor early on in my career who reminded me to “never put your personal feelings ahead of what is best for your organization. If you always …

Standing Alone

A friend recently shared this image with me. I think I was drawn to it not only because I am a dog person. In fact, I am a Shepard dog person. The message in this image, brought to the surface …

Speak the Truth

A friend recently sent this gif to me, and it immediately struck a chord.  I have been thinking a great deal about how we, as leaders and managers, communicate with our teammates and colleagues.

I think it’s easy for all …

Keepin’ It Real

In my opinion, there are two key hallmarks of successful leaders: they are both authentic and vulnerable. They are willing to be themselves, make mistakes, admit when they don’t know the answer and to work with their team to find …