When work becomes development (and development becomes work)

Teaching is a third career for me. And, as a “baby boomer,” I have plenty of experience to share with students that, I hope, brings the subject matter to life and helps them form a bridge between class materials and Continue reading When work becomes development (and development becomes work)

Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League

I just attended my 50-year reunion in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We exchanged life updates, hugs, contact information and old memories — some of which were even true. But it was not a high school or college reunion, as Continue reading Leadership and Life Lessons from Little League

Failure: friend or foe to your personal brand? You decide.

“Be flawsome!” This was keynote speaker Erik Qualman’s directive at a recent conference I attended. “Fail fast. Fail forward. Fail better,” he stressed. His message is a great one, but it is easier said than done for most of us Continue reading Failure: friend or foe to your personal brand? You decide.

Leadership Demands Purpose: Lessons from Malala

What does it mean to be a leader? Most people associate leadership with a position of power and influence. Others think if someone has an important title or role, that person must be a strong leader. Before she had any Continue reading Leadership Demands Purpose: Lessons from Malala