Tag: leadership

On Fitting In

Have you ever done something ridiculous to fit in? One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon is to watch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday while cooking dinner or milling about the house. I love most of the guests and stories, but my favorite episode ends with

Leadership in a new normal.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership. It’s kind of a slippery little concept, isn’t it? It’s hard to define, and the granular details differ for everybody. But when we’ve seen it (or not seen it!) we know. I’m fortunate to work with some fantastic people. Individually they know when

Dear Landlords, those bad tenants are your fault.

I hate to break it to you, but you are probably to blame for some of your rental woes. I recently read an article about a couple who said their experiences with terrible tenants (as a side note, I call them residents instead of tenants) are enough to make them

What Lights You Up at Work?

What special things light you up about your business? I mostly dwell in the solo activities of writing and looking stuff up.  (Which I love by the way!) But the other 40% of my job requires me to interview strangers, write about the intimate details of their business, edit their

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The Fish Rots From the Head

Crappy service is the owner’s fault. Not the employees, not even the manager.  Attitude and approach are built into an organization from the top.  It’s the culture, buy-in, and decisions about who has real power within an organization.   These decisions influence hiring, onboarding, and training. The actions we take and

5 Ways to Make it Rain Content with Audio Files

In a perfect world, all of our websites, social platforms, and marketing campaigns would be buzzing happily along full of content and follower interactions. But the reality is that you have a business to run, and it keeps you damn busy!  Guess what happens to those writing tasks… you think,

How’s that New Year’s Resolution going?

What the what… it’s July why are we talking about resolutions you say? Well, we are more than halfway through the year, so why not?  There always seems to be a lot of chatter about the idea of making new changes at the first of the year, and then that

Are you a Micromanager?

Micromanaging is a sign you don’t trust your hiring, onboarding, and training processes.

What Makes You Extra AF?

Today I am working on an article about how hard we work to “fit in,” whether it be our keeping up with the Joneses lifestyle or copycatting business ideas.  And it comes precisely at a time when I am working so hard to differentiate my business from the masses. When

Don’t invite me to your women’s only event.

(I don’t own this image.) Ok – this is probably going to piss some people off… I don’t participate in women’s only business events. I don’t think there is anything wrong with women doctors, CEOs, engineers, or techies. What I do have a problem with is that we feel the need

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