A few weeks ago, on a Friday afternoon, just as I was powering down for the weekend, I found myself on the receiving end of a client termination email. And not just with me, this start-up had also ended its agreements with a dozen independent contractor team members, roughly ¾ of its day 1 working group, in order to re-org….
Almost everyone has waited on test results, a response to a big proposal, a return text from an important person. The mental wheels that begin to turn in these moments of vulnerability – the instant the wait seems too long – are often the lingering byproducts of insecurity, doubt and worth (Brené Brown has established an entire niche on this topic)….
In work and life, when we think of limitations, we tend to think of them as a bad thing. At the same time, constraints also serve a purpose – and can be the impetus for actually getting something done. More often than not, creative types appreciate knowing what’s not possible, so they can create within known parameters. Just as kids…
When we hear the word “regular” most of us have the same idea of what that word means; it’s the normal, typical, consistent and most common. It also signals the kind of customer most people want to have. But at Dunkin’ Donuts, it has an additional meaning – which is, coffee prepared in the way that is most often ordered….
Will this boy, Penelope, have a say?
A long one today, friends. Stay with me. I’m worried about… “The future is female.” We saw this on handmade signs, bumper stickers and in many of the optics surrounding the women’s march and post-election speech. Now, it’s grown into an active hashtag across social media, whenever anyone wants to promote a women’s issue/business/perspective or vibe. It has become shorthand…
A very dear friend recently revealed an inappropriate encounter she had with a well-known Hollywood agent in a New York Times article. In the piece, she recounted that after the “incident” itself, she attended a party at the offender’s home the next day. This fact alone, the agent’s lawyer argued, implied that the encounter was “consensual.” This conclusion misses The….