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 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
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?
Gardeners are grounded, down-to-earth, nurturers. They are giddy for the opportunity to play in the dirt and are delighted at the bounty that nature offers. The tiniest bloom may be a huge accomplishment and they celebrate each one! 🌱🌿🌳 Gardeners nurture—pruning away the dead and broken to allow their subjects to grow stronger and reach … Continue reading Be a People Gardener
Watching my 100-pound chocolate lab, Bear, play in the lake this weekend inspired me to strive to be more like him. Bear is a role model for life. Well, maybe he eats a little too much and maybe he has been known to destroy a gutter or two, but don't we all have things in … Continue reading Give it your all
A year or so ago I met a sweet older lady who gifted me some dried flower pods. She told me to "scatter 'em in the dirt and walk away." So, being a woman that respects her elders, I did just that--I scattered those seeds on hard, red clay dirt at our lake cabin and … Continue reading Scatter Seeds