Don’t Make Them Guess

Don’t Make Them Guess

Setting expectations for others is pretty foundational to leadership. And yet, most of us aren’t really taught how to do it properly. By “properly,” I mean to do it in a way that leaves both parties feeling confident. Instead, too often I hear murmurs in teams about...
Am I Trapped in it?

Am I Trapped in it?

I’ve recently been caught up in a very difficult situation. I didn’t ask for this situation. I didn’t provoke it or invite it. But the situation has presented itself and I’ve chosen to help the person at the center of it asking for my help. As a result, I’ve been...
Assumptions About the Caregivers

Assumptions About the Caregivers

Assumptions are pervasive. So much so that we don’t even notice that we’re making them half the time. If you’ve been around me for a while now, this is not a new idea. But it’s only recently that I started realizing how many assumptions there are when it comes to...
Decisions and Actions

Decisions and Actions

Well, here we are. Another new year. Do you feel any different? I do. But not because it’s a new year. More likely, it’s due to decisions and actions I’ve taken. The new year, like other milestone events, gave me the push (reason? excuse?) to take steps. It created a...
I Need Your Input.

I Need Your Input.

Some of you may know that I’ve been working on another book this year. I wasn’t sure I was ready to write it, but once I started, it came pouring out of me. That’s how it is sometimes. In some ways, writing it was the easy part. Now, I need your input. My mom was...