Leadership

At Home Work Balance

I’m a little mad at myself for having to post this.  But transparency is the game and 2020 has changed the rules. Over the past 5 years, I’ve worked really hard to find a good balance to the number of…

Pet Peeve – Just Business

I know it has been a while since my last pet peeve post.  I’m sure you missed my rants.  This round of pet peeves is focused on this one line (or variations that get leveraged): It’s not personal. It’s strictly…

Reactions

As one might expect…choosing to no longer make “isms” discussions at work, might garner some reactions.  I wrote this a while back on my private facebook account and thought maybe this might help someone else experiencing reactions. Last week, a…

Stuck in…

I can’t remember if I saw this on social media or if someone said this to me, etc.  Yet, I’m finding that I keep thinking about this statement: “You are not stuck in traffic.  You are the traffic.” I keep…

Token Diversity

I have and will continue to be transparent about my own past and learning and that is now going to include systematic racism (and all ‘isms’). Agile Virtual Summit released a session recording for anyone on the topic of DEI.…

Taboo? Topics at Work

Confession:  I’ve said for a very long time, no politics or religion at the workplace. Although I had good intent, I fell victim to believing certain topics are taboo or too risky to have at work.  The problem with this…

Defensive Responses

I thought about posting today about the protests. I thought about posting today about some element of systematic racism that I’m still digging into to understand in all areas of my life including work. But I started thinking about the…

Nothing to Say

Ok.  Obviously, anyone that knows me understands this is not ever completely true but I am experiencing something that is different. After being basically home 95%+ of the time since March 14th, I’m feeling very unmotivated.  With the groundhog repetitive…