Unsure of Your Desire?
“Unsure what to desire, she simply wants.” Richard Russo, Straight Man Richard Russo gets so many things right in his books, Mohawk, Bridge of Sighs, Empire Falls. Unsure what to […]Continue Reading...
Leadership Tip #4: Back it up, Check it out
Last week my computer was giving me hell! Pages that I wasn’t looking for showed up; those that I wanted made a brief appearance and then went the way of […]Continue Reading...
Leadership Tip #3: Bar Culture
Have you yet seen the new television series Barmageddon? It’s the one where two very different types of bars – yes, the drinking kind – switch owners for a period […]Continue Reading...
Leadership Tip #2: Civility
During these dark and dreary days, I’ve taken time to curl up with a good book or two. It’s the best way to relax and lose yourself in another world, […]Continue Reading...
Leadership Tip #1: On Failure
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you […]Continue Reading...
Focus on Leadership
UK Provost Christine Riordan’s presentation at the October 7th Roundtable gave the attendees a good outline when thinking about leadership. Her suggestions: Lead with an eye toward excellence. I would […]Continue Reading...
Creating Better Ideas
One of the learning tasks I’ve taken on in 2014 is learning to blog. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well, shut my mouth, it is NOT easy. I attended a class […]Continue Reading...
Have you ever had a big meeting scheduled and you’ve already got your presentation ready, all the support documents you need…and you FORGET the meeting? Gross! It’s happened to me more times […]Continue Reading...
Don’t Let This Word Define You
You’ve probably heard that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In, the popular advice book for women, doesn’t like the word bossy. In fact, she’s so irate that she’s trying […]Continue Reading...
Who’s Being Bossy
I’ve been thinking about words. The word “bossy,” for example, is one I hear frequently. Friends and colleagues use it — humorously, they say — to describe my leadership style. I […]Continue Reading...