How to Lead YOU

If you want to lead others well, you’ve got to start by leading you. Leading yourself to become a better leader and a better person requires humility, commitment, and self-awareness. Today, I’m focusing on the self-awareness piece. None of us can see ourselves clearly. We need people outside of us who are willing to tell […]

Screen Time and Personal Effectiveness

In January, my husband and I took a month off TV. No Netflix, no Hulu, no TV news. Our goal was to become more intentional and creative with our evenings—playing games, reading, having friends over, conversing with one another. Up until January, we were in the habit of watching a few episodes before bed each […]

Thoughts on Employee Retention from the Co-Founder of The Ritz-Carlton

I recently had the chance to eat dinner with Horst Schulz, the co-founder of the Ritz-Carlton. Over quesadillas, chips, and multiple orders of queso, he shared stories with those of us at the table.

In defense of hard work

Ease is a fact of life. We live in an abundant society where we don’t have to grind our own flour to make bread from scratch every day. And thank goodness for that! Here’s what I’m learning, though. Ease isn’t an end in and of itself.  The fact that I had to put effort into something and really work up a sweat can make the end product sweeter. Even more than that, working hard cultivates my character.

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