Homecoming

Homecoming

I spent this past weekend with my Mom and my relatives in Northern California. During my short visit, I got to disengage from life in corporate America. Since my weekdays typically consists of sitting with an executive and/or their team discussing ways to enhance organizational effectiveness, the past few days were very different for me. [...]

Givingthanks

Givingthanks

It’s the middle of November, and I know many of us are bracing for the chaos that's about to emerge. But each year, we somehow manage through the season. We are resilient in many ways and don't acknowledge our strengths often enough. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I'm pausing to remember why we celebrate. It's [...]

Hug Your Younger Self

Hug Your Younger Self

"I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression." - Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club When I was an adolescent, no one ever asked for my opinion on most matters. At mealtime, I ate the pickled side dishes that [...]