The Art of Asking

Many of us are uncomfortable asking for what we want. We either fear rejection or want to avoid being viewed as incapable of doing something by ourselves. But I believe that “making an ask” is a powerful way for us to connect with people. The connection we create makes room for a cycle of giving… Read more »


Close your eyes and think back to high school. Do you remember how you felt as you were approaching graduation? If you are like many, you had a sense of accomplishment and excitement. You were almost done after 12 long years and your imagination began to celebrate the reward of independence and freedom that lay… Read more »

The Pragmatic-Idealist

“I am a pragmatic-idealist.” This is the dichotomy of a tagline I use to describe my life/business philosophy. The result of a spontaneous response at a dinner party, this phrase has proven to be not only a catchy one-liner, but to my surprise it has become a core value, as well. Unbeknownst to me when I… Read more »

A Tribute to Great Managers

Sometimes you’ll run across articles that discuss managing vs. leadership, and the gist of many is that you don’t need managers if you have great leaders. I don’t know if I believe that. See, I’m one of those people with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and I really don’t like having a boss. I like figuring out things… Read more »