The Sword With Two Edges

Technology is great, right? It allows us to connect with anyone anywhere at any time of the day. Think about what it must've been like 200 years ago when you wanted to reach out to your parents while you were away at college or had just moved up to New York to chase your big … Continue reading The Sword With Two Edges

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Millennials Know We Need to Work

This day and age, leaders (especially those leading people outside their own generation) are often questioned. And, speaking for many millennials (which I hate to do but feel must be done), work-life balance in an industry that can be done outside of the office is becoming nonnegotiable. If expected to be connected at all times … Continue reading Millennials Know We Need to Work

Trust Comes With Rapport

Without rapport, there is no trust. Let that be understood. Short but simple. As a leader, build genuine relationships with your team. From there, they will trust your leadership. What I can tell you is that millennials, unlike previous generations, don't respect age or title. Instead, we have hold humility and autonomy in high regard. … Continue reading Trust Comes With Rapport

Loving Yourself and Everyone Else

As Black History Month comes to a close, I want to remind you that, no matter who you are or what your background is, love yourself and don't be afraid of others. Fear leads to hate and hate leads to evil. You can love yourself and your heritage without hating others. When I say "black … Continue reading Loving Yourself and Everyone Else

Pay (Your Dues With) Attention

Do you know what I've observed? Actually, more importantly, do you know what you've observed? We all have critiques of the systems in which we operate, whether government, business, non-profit, religious, educational, marital, familial or otherwise. We’ve all seen things that can be improved upon but, too often, we think those things and don’t record … Continue reading Pay (Your Dues With) Attention

The World Isn’t Yours

People aren't going to think the way you want them to think because you want them to think that way. Your employees aren't going to learn like you do because you want them to learn that way. Some people love structure. Some people love freedom. The more we learn about human nature, the more we … Continue reading The World Isn’t Yours

Follow the Sheet

"I was new and I realized I didn't know how everything worked at the hospital. So, one day, as I walked past a room that was being reset, I decided I would start following the sheet that would leave that room. And I followed it from being taken from the bed to being placed onto … Continue reading Follow the Sheet