Metamorphasis

Metamorphasis

Summer is the cocoon of reinvention. For many, this time of year is the capstone of one journey and the beginning of a new one. Freshmen are getting ready to be sophomores. Juniors are getting ready to be seniors. Seniors are getting ready for college. College...
The Lifetime Value of an Employee

The Lifetime Value of an Employee

Have you heard a story like this? A woman works for 20 years for her employer and has a wealth of institutional knowledge – many stories to tell about how the organization evolved. She comes to work two weeks after an acquisition to learn that hers is one of...
Curiosity Might be a Cure for Humanity

Curiosity Might be a Cure for Humanity

True story. I was moderating a panel of professional women a few weeks ago and heard the most remarkable comment. A woman with a long career in human resources admitted that for years she kept a cool professional distance from people in the organization. As she became...
Energy to Lead

Energy to Lead

It takes energy to lead. For the past two weeks we’ve been talking about nurturing, which comes naturally but which is impossible if our cup is empty. We have to cultivate a life that has a sustainable energy source. Naturally, I draw most of my metaphors for...
Nurturing into the Future

Nurturing into the Future

When my eldest daughter left for college, her sister took over her room. Now when Caitlin comes home, she doesn’t even have closet space. The nest has become uncomfortable. Nature reminds us of the way God has set up the universe to work, including how we...
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