Urgency vs. accountability: Which is better?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where everyone seems to be in a hurry, but you realize nothing is actually getting done? I started a new job and while I wouldn’t say nothing is getting done, there is definitely a lot of busy-ness that seems directionless. That my friends is urgency in action … Read more

The power of agreement

Not long ago, I was part of a project team that was struggling to get on the same page. The team had different ideas about the best way to achieve our objectives, and our meetings often felt more like debates than collaborations. As team leader, I knew I needed to take control of the situation. … Read more

I don’t mean to be rude …

Let’s face it, if someone says that to you, they fully intend to be rude. Same goes with “I don’t mean to overstep,” or “but in” or … fill in the blank. They preface their comment to avoid responsibility. I should know because I am guilty of it. Looking back, it is entirely my ego … Read more

The art of the introduction

When did we lose the art of introducing ourselves to each other? Especially, in a business environment. I remember spending time on my 30-second pitch. A lot of time. I remember being told it was important because you never knew where a random encounter might lead. I had an interaction today with someone new. They … Read more

I told you so

We’ve all been there. You gave someone really solid advice about a situation, but they didn’t want to hear it. They thought they knew better. And then, surprise surprise, things went wrong just like you predicted. In that moment, the urge to bust out an epic “I told you so” is almost irresistible, right? But … Read more

Who am I meeting?

I’m interviewing for a new role at my company. It has been a long time since I interviewed for anything. I started freelance writing with Catena Media in 2017, with the dream of being free from the corporate world while Way and I embarked on living life on the road.  Well, come to find out … Read more