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Being A Leader Doesn't Mean Saving the Day

Being A Leader Doesn't Mean Saving the Day

In our modern world, the word leader is often synonymous to boss or hero. We desire to be the person who knows the most, sees the most, has the most, carries the most, makes the most. We’re surrounded with role models that...

The Vulnerability Conundrum

The Vulnerability Conundrum

A conundrum is defined as a confusing and difficult problem or question. As I think about vulnerability and the places we work, I think we could all agree that...

Even In Our Greatest Pain, We Can Still Grow

Even In Our Greatest Pain, We Can Still Grow

As the 12th anniversary of my daughter's death creeps in this year, I have decided to do some soul searching. While I might never be able to understand why she passed, I do finally recognize an important life lesson...

Impatience, "the Shoulds," and Judgment

Impatience, "the Shoulds," and Judgment

When I feel impatient or annoyed, it is often a signal to me that a “should” is at play in the way that I am evaluating a person or situation. In my mind, I have decided that something is not happening the way I think it should be happening – and therefore...

In Being Reasonably Unreasonable

In Being Reasonably Unreasonable

I read a blog a while ago that made the claim that “nobody is unreasonable” – a thought that has stuck with me since. I’ve spent months trying to make my peace with the idea. It’s a wild claim because, at least in my world, people around me are constantly doing things that don’t make any sense...