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…

Going Up or Going Down

About four months ago, I walked into my boss’s office and gave her an impassioned plea about where our office stood and where it needed to go. It must have been effective as she told me to just go and do what I needed to do. So here I stand today with an office composed of…

The Coolest Mom Ever

She stood ten feet off of first base, score-book cradled in her left arm as she watched the batter walk up to the plate. First pitch…ball. Second pitch…foul… Third pitch…a hard strike to the third baseman whose glove hit the ball wrong and sent it careening behind him. “Get moving,” she hollered as he scrambled,…