November 19, 2018

Last Monday, our nation honored Veterans Day. The Beaverton School District turned the holiday weekend into a four day weekend and thus it was important to me that Regan (age 8) and Claire (age 9) understood that the long weekend meant more than just a four day weekend...

November 12, 2018

A few weeks ago I went to Seattle for an Innovation Forum. This event was hosted by a company that sells a crowd sourcing platform to help drive innovation in companies. A company utilizes their platform to put out a challenge, sometimes company wide and other times to...

November 5, 2018

Recently someone asked me, “What is your proudest accomplishment?” I asked them, “Personally or Professionally?” They responded by saying, “How about both?” The first thing that came to mind personally, was my Seattle to Portland bike ride. I shared with them that I ha...

October 29, 2018

I recently learned a hard lesson in teamwork. I was asked to lead a team of 13 which is about 3 people more than this team needed. I figured, too many is better than not enough right? Boy was I wrong. Having more people than necessary led to poor performance, a lack of...

October 22, 2018

What is the last thing you learned and why did you learn it? For many years researchers thought that adults were not capable of learning new things. They believed when you reached a certain age, what you knew wouldn’t change for the rest of your life. I am sure glad th...

October 15, 2018

“We experience the world through our bodies, and our sense of our own body is inexorably linked to our sense of self. Therefore, any assault to the integrity of the body will inevitably threaten integrity of the self” (Merriam and Bierema, 2014, p133). Personally, I re...

I have often found that when you bring up the topic of people’s energy, especially as it correlates to leadership, many are unsure of what to think. To me, it is no different than what leadership expert John Maxwell refers to as the “Law of Intuition” or some may say a...

September 24, 2018

Whenever I start working with a new client, we first start with goal setting because it is important we are both clear on what we are working towards. Once the goals are defined we start looking at their capacity or ability to achieve said goal. I often find that thoug...

September 17, 2018

While having coffee with a friend, he was telling me how he got his daughter her first iphone for her birthday. She was so excited, went to school to show her friends and came home to tell her dad that she now needed a popsocket. He said, “I just went to a conference a...

September 3, 2018

Sooooo…..I recently rode my bike 185 miles from Seattle to Vancouver BC. It wasn’t the furthest I have even ridden my bike, however, it was by far the hardest ride I have ever done because I did it with ZERO training. Since I started graduate school in June, I had ridd...

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