How to Be My True Self at Work Not long ago, I found myself overwhelmed, confused and scattered when it came to working. There was always so much to do, at all times, for so many. This started a personal pursuit for understanding true work, finding MY work and making peace with both tedious jobs […]
“…healthy leadership overflows from the core of who we are and is built up from the inside out. That allows us to live with integrity, which by definition means, “the state of being whole and undivided”.
The catch is that if we operate in fear of failure and painstakingly attempt to control everything we do and say, maintaining a perfect costume and mask, we are forcing leadership from the outside in. We can become more consumed about what it looks like than the reality beneath the surface.
That is exhausting and unrealistic.”
I recently went to a breakfast where the Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources (Juan Williams) and the Chief Learning Officer (Trish Holliday) for the State of Tennessee each spoke. It was more like an interview that turned into a back and forth interview. The topic was around leadership and learning- the heart of […]
Most of us go through life with no intentional thought of telling our lungs to breathe, our heart to beat, our mind to dream or our skin to stay connected. It just works together, and when it does, we get a healthy, whole person, only limited by boundaries that we have set ourselves. Christians are […]
Do you know what your love language is? What about the people you lead? I have learned that appealing to a variety of personalities, and love languages are key for building a healthy team where people feel recognized, uplifted and well loved. This concept originates in a marriage book titled “The 5 Love Languages”. It’s […]
Coffee shops are my FAVORITE. Seriously, I could sit at one for hours, smelling the coffee beans, the pastries and just enjoying the atmosphere while writing or reading. Anthem coffee in Tacoma, WA, one of my favorite spots, just partnered up with a new coffee app company and what do you know, the first coffee […]
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Somehow that Andy Williams song always welcomes in the holiday season for me, followed closely by the movie “Elf.” In fact, let me just say right now that if you have not seen the movie ELF, it’s a Christmas must! See, Buddy the Elf is a human that […]
Growing up, my Daddy has always shared with me the latest John Maxwell leadership books, podcasts, asked intentional questions to challenge me and help me grow, and encouraged me as I’m becoming who God made me to be. At 9-years-old, one of the first books he gave me was The Winning Attitude by John Maxwell—and […]
Focus: Leadership + Workplace
I am struck by how patient Esther was in tough situations. She asked strategic questions and enlisted the support of others. Below are four questions she asked to make wise decisions and walk through volatile situations.
1- What do you think I should do?
2- Can you help me?
3- Can we set up a time to talk?
4- Did you know that…?
Focus: Leadership + Workplace
As a leader, your reaction to stressful situations is crucial because you model to everyone else both what is expected and what is acceptable. You have to make peace with not being able to get everything done, and also keep your priorities in line.
Even when work feels overwhelming, there are four priorities you cannot sacrifice!