STAYING CENTERED

One of my favorite playground games as a child was “tug-of-war.” Tug-of-war (or rope pull) is a game where two opposing teams are given a rope and asked to test their team’s strength by pulling on opposite ends of the rope. The goal of this sport is to get one team to exert their strength … Continue reading STAYING CENTERED

HUMAN CENTERED LEADERSHIP: THE VALUE-ADDED APPROACH

Human Centered Leadership is “inspiring and mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and do things that matter.” There’s a lot of “leadership soup” out here. Leadership styles, approaches, and philosophies are complex, wide-ranging, and very different. Some leadership styles promote the authority figure being “hands-on” and making all of the decisions, while others, expect them … Continue reading HUMAN CENTERED LEADERSHIP: THE VALUE-ADDED APPROACH

What is Human-Centered Leadership?

Turn on your television, look at your social media feed, or read any headline from your favorite newspaper, magazine, and/or trade journal and immediately, you’ll recognize that our world seems to be in a hot-mess! Our current state of affairs has us in a tug-of-war over polarizing politics, swimming in a sea of corporate greed, … Continue reading What is Human-Centered Leadership?

Human-Centered Leadership in London

25 Global Leadership Scholars from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville + Human-Centered Design + A Challenge + Leadership Skills + London = Amazing ideas and innovations.   The challenge--How might we delight London tourists?  24 interviews with tourists from 17 countries and they had gathered the insights to create some truly innovative products, services, and experiences … Continue reading Human-Centered Leadership in London

Old Spitalfields Treasures

Every Thursday (when I am in London) you will find me at Old Spitalfields Market bargaining for baubles and bits, immersing myself in all things antique, searching for the peculiar, visiting with the "old guys" and the eccentric stall operators, and adding to my ever-growing collection of sterling silver.  If you are ever in London, … Continue reading Old Spitalfields Treasures

Early London Mornings at Eve’s

Without a doubt, Eve's Cafe on Great Russell Street is my favorite way to start a day in London.  Eve's is small, delicious, and almost southern in it's warmth and charm.  One of the owners, Manny, is bear of a man. He gives the best hugs and is always happy to see me.  I feel … Continue reading Early London Mornings at Eve’s