It has been almost one year since I have written my last blog entry and I must say it feels good to be typing this. But it was not easy getting to this point. I woke up this morning and among the many things on my mind, I asked myself "Why did I stop writing?" I have always loved to write in different forms; I was a journalism major for crying out loud. But I realized my hiatus was much deeper than I thought. In one of my last posts I wrote about transition at the time I was
I have come to learn that transitions happen well before transitions happen. I want to say it was probably the middle of a work week when I was sitting at my desk and realized that I would soon be preparing for a transition from my job. I did not have a date or even an idea of when, I just knew it would be happening soon. That evening, I arrived home and after preparing dinner I called my mom just to check-in and ended up talking about my day. It was apparent she sensed some
Hello there! It is said that up to 70% of employees spend time putting out fires at work. Now this may not sound like such a bad thing, but really what this means is that 70% of employees spend the majority of their workday jumping from problem to problem and providing quick fixes that are assumed to move issues out of “crisis mode”. Early in my tenure in my current position, this was my life. I would like to say that I spent 6 out of a 10-hour workday extinguishing flames.
Hey friends! I have been doing lots of thinking about what it means to live out my “purpose.” I can recall many years ago that I was told to read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and I literally thought that this was the key to learning why I was placed here on earth. I grappled with the idea that a book could tell me what meaning I was to make of my life and how to feel purposeful. I mean the thought of someone I do not know and that does not know me helping me to find
When I was in grad school I was introduced to the book Linchpin by Seth Godin and thought that he provided some sound advice. Of course as a graduate student I was obsessed with the idea that I should be viewed as indispensable in the workplace because I was fully aware that I would be entering into a world in a matter of months that would require that I “show an prove”. However, that quickly changed when I became an executive at a non-profit. I was only two weeks into my job