Faith

The year is 1987. I’m living in State College, Pennsylvania, a sophomore at Penn State, sitting in my friend Bernadette’s apartment. That ass. That ass comes on TV. Those boots! The leather! The stubble! The guitar! How can you miss it? How can you not bounce around, shake your own ass and sing along with…

Moments of Impact

My ex-employee, Michael (#2), stopped in my office last week to talk. He was stopping in before he went to his old office to co-work with my new employee, Michael (#3), for a few hours or so. I guess you’ve got something good going when your old employees come back to work with your new…

hands building a spaghetti structure

The Marshmallow Challenge

A couple years ago when I worked at another college, I helped organize a staff retreat, and as a team-building exercise, we ran the Marshmallow Challenge. Being a somewhat new leader to a new team at my current college, I thought it would be fun to run the challenge during one of our team meetings. There…