Work in the Post-COVID19 World

There are very few people I care about, but​ my childhood best friend, April, is one of them​.  When she told me she had COVID-19, I was terrified. She has since recovered, and I am happy she is okay.  ​ Her experience, as well as so many others, got me thinking about the world of work post-COVID19. Before…

A New Form of Privilege

There are four adults in my home. We have five vehicles.  Late Wednesday night, I was driving home, sitting at a stoplight, and a bus came through the intersection. The header on the front of the bus said: “Essential Travel Only.”  On the bus, there was only one passenger. He sat four rows from the…

The Power of Social Contracting

When it comes to your organization, how do you feel about the amount of control you have over employee-leader relationships? There is the messiness of power in organizational life, and it’s a challenging but powerful question to ask. Michael Bungay Stanier, the author of The Advice Trap and Coaching Habit, joined me on Punk Rock…

How to Calm Down During Times of Crisis

People keep saying that we’re living in an unprecedented time of disruption and uncertainty. When I hear that, I tend to push back just a little. Humankind has lived through war, pestilence, plagues, and we have persevered. We persevere because we hustle. We think about innovative solutions, but we also rely on our community. Speaking…