Happy 200th Post in the Blog!

Happy 200th Post in the Blog!

Happy 200th anniversary to me! I’m not that old. But my blog is. This is the 200th blog post I’ve published since starting my writing on this site (formerly Commander-in-She) back in 2017. I celebrated How to Write 100 Blog Posts in March of 2019. The next...
Your Resolution WHY and HOW

Your Resolution WHY and HOW

Resolutions don’t work. We know that. And yet, in advance of each New Year, we find ourselves making them anyway. We promise to get up early and go to the gym, eat more vegetables and whole grains, meditate daily, ask for that raise, get bold, act kindly, give...
My Advice: Do the Thing!

My Advice: Do the Thing!

If I had one bit of advice to pass along, or mantra, or anchor that guides my actions, it might be this: Do the thing. Nike said it better with “Just do it.” Since that was taken and certainly trademarked, I’m going with “Do the thing.” What is “the thing?” It’s...
What’s Your Secret Sauce?

What’s Your Secret Sauce?

“We’ve already done storytelling,” the Learning and Development manager said to me over the phone as I proposed a workshop for emerging leaders at the organization. “What else do you do?” What else do I do? I could have told a story,...
Which Motivates More: A Carrot or a Stick?

Which Motivates More: A Carrot or a Stick?

The origins of the saying are unclear. It starts with a donkey being guided by a carrot strung in front of him, just out of reach. The desire for the carrot will get that donkey to move forward. If it doesn’t, the owner may hit the donkey from behind with a...