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Authorizing a school is hiring people

Deciding to invest in a business is hiring people. Approving a grant application is hiring people. Authorizing a public school is hiring...

"Are you a conservative?"

I have been asked a couple times recently if I was a conservative. I have been thinking for a while about how to answer that question....

How do you treat the sponges at work?

A fresh sponge soaks up everything: the good, the bad, and the ugly. A new employee does, too. So, what are your new employees soaking...

Kindness, inclusion, and baseball

Last August, Judge Amul Thapar, currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, gave a talk in which he...

Cow chutes, diversity, and impact

"It's too expensive." "We designed it that way because that's how it works." "You obviously don't have the experience to understand."...

Strategic plan as a verb, not a noun

(Disclaimer #1, to my grammar police sisters: I know "strategic plan" isn't a proper sounding verb. But, "use strategically plan as a...

Do your new hires get a standing O?

Fifteen years ago, Freddie Freeman, a Southern California native, joined the Atlanta Braves baseball team. Yesterday, he started his...

Are you working or LARPing?

"Are you working hard or hardly working?" was a question I used to hear often when colleagues greeted each other. While you may not ever...

You can't use time.

And problems are what make life meaningful. We've created an unrealistic expectation around time, thanks to someone inventing the clock....

Navigating (is) Life

Life happens as we're navigating its uncertainties. And life becomes more abundant because we choose to navigate rather than steer away...

You are not your job.

Thank you, Toni Morrison. Actually, thanks to Toni Morrison's father. In a 2017 New Yorker essay, Toni Morrison wrote about the...

EAPs for MVPs

It was encouraging to read this week's story in The Athletic about Nashville Predators' goalie Connor Ingram asking for and receiving...