The One Thing a Leader Must Be

Every leader has strengths and weaknesses. But what every leader must be able to do is effectively solve problems. That does not necessarily mean (s)he has to solve the problem but (s)he must be able to see what resources it will take to get it solved. 106 more words

Work Smarter Not Harder

Reaching Into the Past

I’m at work right this moment on the phone with my predecessor. He and I are discussing the development program at my school and how, going forward, I can be more successful than he was (and he was very successful). 84 more words

Work Smarter Not Harder

Sick and Tired (Literally) from Too Much

I am sick and tired—literally—from too much stuff. Seriously. Between a busy stretch at work, the beginning of the school year, and our little one starting daycare, we’ve just had too much to do, and we tried really hard to get it all done. 175 more words

Eliminating Distractions

Too Many Followers

So many people want to be important. And that’s fine. I think every human being should aspire to have a positive impact on the human race. 143 more words

Work Smarter Not Harder

How To Balance Writing, Publishing, and Networking?

My cousin Jerry, by most any account, has a pretty good life. He’s successful doing work that he loves, makes a nice amount of money, has a beautiful and charming wife, and three great children. 818 more words


Don't Just Be Open to Criticism

If you want to survive and succeed in the world, don’t just be open to criticism – solicit it. Ask for feedback after major projects, meetings, and events. 207 more words

Strengthening Your Brand

Know What to Wear Where and When and Win

Yes, that is a tongue twister if you say it 10 times fast. And, no, that is not a typo. Knowing what to wear where and when so that you will win in the professional world. 420 more words

Strengthening Your Brand