On Friday night I went to a barbecue for our elementary school principal who’s retiring at the end of next week. Having been in her role for 10 years, she’s the only principal any of the current parents knew. In the vast majority of conversations with parents Friday evening, it was clear that most were… Continue reading Disrupting Our Approach to Navigating Disruption
LinkedIn was out last week with its list of top companies to work for. It’s a list of 50 companies, nearly all of which will be familiar names. When trying to figure out your first move, or your next move, these lists can seem an easy go to as the best place to start. However, while… Continue reading Why I Left Two of the ‘Top Companies To Work For’
Last week I hosted a book club at our house – a group I look forward to seeing month after month at least in part because there’s no judgment when I’ve not yet started, or only half completed the book by the time we get together. I asked my husband to grill our dinner –… Continue reading I rarely asked my interns to be creative. And always appreciated when they were.
This week we had our daughters’ parent – teacher conferences. These are the beginning of the year discussions where teachers provide a quick snapshot of what they’ve observed so far and set goals for the year. Having sat in a few of these now, I find myself wondering when the goal setting in elementary school… Continue reading ‘Growth and Comfort Don’t Co-Exist’
A few weeks ago I was dropping my kids off at one of the last weeks of summer camp. I was trying to do the usual multitasking of a conference call, parenting and watching the clock to make sure I wasn’t late for my next call. As my kids ran to talk to a friend… Continue reading An inspiring story about choosing to lead. With no budget.
I saw my niece a few weeks ago as she was getting ready for both the summer and her upcoming 11th birthday. She’d just come back from a course on babysitting and she flipped through the book she received and read out some of the more interesting points they’d made. As she was doing so… Continue reading Black, White and Gray
I attended the year-end open house at our daughters’ school last week, an attempt at rolling up 180 days of learnings into a 30 minute review. It’s akin to the end of year performance review at work – except that the reviewers – parents – rarely have ‘constructive’ feedback to share, with virtually all oohing… Continue reading The Grades That Shake Things Up
As we were talking over our family dinner a few weeks ago, one of my daughters mentioned a new segment they were learning in math. I stiffened a bit, knowing that this new lesson was going to require learning for all of us. (Those of you with elementary school aged kids may relate to this… Continue reading Learning to Fail