When to Work for Less Money

June 12, 2017

If you haven’t seen the German film, The Lives of Others, stop what you’re doing and go rent it on Amazon. It’s set in 1984 East Germany and tells a surprising story of Stasi (“secret” police) surveillance of artists in their private lives. Many of the props used are actual remnants from the former police state. […]


For More Light-Bulb Moments When You’re Crazy Busy

May 30, 2017

  Do any of these sound familiar? You know that high-performer on your team, the one who’s leaving? Sorry, due to budget issues we’re not filling that position. You know those complex programs you’re building, the ones that break your brain every day? We need you to get them done faster. You know that juicy […]


Why We Say That We Can’t Do Something (a very short read!)

May 21, 2017

This is a direct quote from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and it’s so true! I want to emblazon this into each brain of every student (and child) I’ve ever had:

Usually, when we say we can’t do something, what we mean is that we won’t do something unless we can guarantee that we’ll do it perfectly (121).

She suggests completing this sentence: If I didn’t have to do it perfectly, I would try……


What Do You Stand For? Use your POV to Move Forward

May 15, 2017

Strong points of view attract leaders like paparazzi to Kate Middleton. If you are ready to move up, to move forward in your career, it’s time to get ready to receive.  That is, to receive that promotion or job offer or juicy project. Think of it as preparing to catch the ball, but in a […]


When You Need the Most Persuasive Word Ever

May 1, 2017

Welcome to the “Age of Distraction”; we are all now officially distracted: from minions to Grand Poo-Bahs. For you that means less time to get your point of view across….or to get people on board. There are times when you need …. the most persuasive word ever. Keep your presentations concise and focused. A reflector of our […]