• We learn better when we write things down. That is what the studies say when I started this job, I said I would finally spend the time to do a better job organizing my day. I make my own planner pages because I have always had…

  • We learn better when we write things down. That is what the studies say when I started this job, I said I would finally spend the time to do a better job organizing my day. I make my own planner pages because I have always had…

  • The art of listening well. Erich Fromm is one of those philosophers/psychologists who write for humans. When I cam across this, I recalled being told it’s OK to tell a direct report “not right now.” You can say  “I want to listen to your worries…

  • Do it. Make me uncomfortable. The other day, my partner told me his new boss gave him the following thoughts about his new job: “I want you to make me uncomfortable. I want you to take me out of my comfort zone.” This comes a…

  • What can we do now? I was at Bindercon this past weekend and heard over and over again that we, creative-type smart people, do not know what to do now. We are experiencing a “group depression,” as it was termed in one session. We are…

  • I know, it’s been a few weeks, but life sort of got in the way. We’ll just move onward…. What did I say again? Here’s the #1, biggest, most important thing I’ve learned about myself in the past year: I don’t communicate the way I…

  • New things happened to me this week, which were a long time in coming. But this newsletter isn’t about me, so…. Tips for finding your path When I launched this thing, I talked about how awkward I often feel because my career moves are seen as…

  • It is my birthday today. A day I love/hate because my mind is constantly thinking of all I have yet to do, and never acknowledging all I have done. So today I’m forcing myself to remember that I did things. I do things. A lot…

  • “The history of progress for women, summed up in 11 words.” That’s how Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards described the shutdown of Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she tried to read a letter from Coretta Scott King. Now some are saying the words you see in the subject line…

  • Was that just the beginning? Last weekend, millions marched. You might have. I attended, after a lot of hemming and hawing. I did it a few days after I watched Hidden Figures and Rogue One, both of which made me think about the power we have residing inside ourselves when…