Is anyone listening?

During this past Tuesday’s Being a Leader reading with two of my colleagues, we read slides related to authentic listening. This sentence showed me the depths to which I am not listening: This kind of listening requires you to be authentically committed to recreating...
Completion

Completion

For the past three weeks or so the distinction completion has been rolling around in my mind. I’ve been paying attention to all the areas where I start something and don’t finish (defined as completely done or arriving at a predetermined stopping point). Some...
Unflappable Me

Unflappable Me

This afternoon my month and a half-old remarkable 2 tablet fell three feet onto the power button, jammed it, and rendered the machine useless. Thank God it was in its case or it could have been worse! My immediate thought was regret for where I had laid it. That was...
Get Over Yourself

Get Over Yourself

I had a zoom meeting today, and logged in 10 minutes early so I’d be ready to roll when the other person joined. Three minutes after the start time, I realized that the person was in the waiting room, and had been waiting for me to admit them into the meeting. Doh!...
A Trip to Montpelier

A Trip to Montpelier

My trip to Montpelier started a few weeks ago as I began listening to the audio book The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family by Dr. Bettye Kearse, a descendant of Africans enslaved at Montpelier and a Madison family member. The book...