How to be relevant while privileged

How to be relevant while privileged

“I rise to a point of personal privilege.” That sentence was my first formal exposure to privilege back in high school. I was clueless about the broader definition, even though I was a beneficiary. While personal privilege is an archaic practice for meetings today, it...
Why “IH8PEAS” is bad for you and how to adjust

Why “IH8PEAS” is bad for you and how to adjust

The license plate “IH8PEAS” succinctly states this Jeep owner’s point of view about peas clearly and humorously. Yet, the Jeep owner’s health – including brain health — may suffer, not only from the lack of vitamins and nutrients from green peas, but also the...
How to be a more inclusive leader with RACI

How to be a more inclusive leader with RACI

Do you regularly use a RACI chart, matrix or model in your teams? If not, you may want to start. Here’s why. Whatever you call a RACI, it’s a simple and effective approach for achieving two team goals: keeping projects on track and acting inclusively with team...
Why and how to be an accomplished daydreamer

Why and how to be an accomplished daydreamer

“Strategic planning is hard. I’d rather do tasks than think about the future and plan for it. Just tell me what needs to be done and I’m on it.” — a participant at my most recent strategic planning workshop Yet our brain, without prompting, can spend a lot...
Why and how to prevent truth decay

Why and how to prevent truth decay

“We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.” – Anaïs Nin, French-American essayist. After coming across this quote three times over a five-day period last month, I stopped to reflect on its powerful message and relevancy for our times. Nin died more...