Are You A Ghost? No a Remote Worker!

Are You A Ghost? No a Remote Worker!

At the start of the pandemic, I hunkered down and began working from home. Instead of setting up camp in my home office, I craved sunlight, trees, and being connecting to life outside of my home. My new digs, AKA dining room, provided a big window that allowed me to...
When Being Inclusive is Exclusive!

When Being Inclusive is Exclusive!

A friend recently asked my opinion about an experience in her workplace. Let me set the stage. Most of her organization is working remotely. The supervisor conducts meetings via Zoom and people spend time interacting virtually. At the end of the week, the supervisor...
MAY DAY! – Navigating Leadership Communication

MAY DAY! – Navigating Leadership Communication

In the last blog titled, One Step at a Time, I discussed leadership and communication in these changing times. For context here are some key points! • When the future is unknown, “The leader must LEAD.” • Even when the leader experiences uncertainty, they must...
One Step At a Time

One Step At a Time

9:00 a.m. – March 25, 2005 I am sitting in my office, doing my work, and my cell phone rings. When I answer, a woman claiming to be Velma, the gate guard for my new community, is on the other end of the line. She says, “We have been trying to reach you, your...
Get Close and Lean In!

Get Close and Lean In!

• Now we are working from home, • Now we are social distancing, • Now we are wearing masks, • Now it is more difficult to see a smile, • Now we are trying to get close when we cannot get close, • Now we need connection and empathy more than ever. How do you connect...