Notorious.

Notorious.

Here are three things I love about the tiny, notorious, serious if not always 100% sober justice. She was a true professional. RBG once said, “If you want to be a true professional, do something outside yourself.” She defined professionalism in many ways:...
What’s your Teachable Idea?

What’s your Teachable Idea?

One of my most inspiring bosses, Austin Lally, once asked me this question. He believed that everyone has a unique contribution, a teachable idea that’s worth sharing. Over time, I’ve honed a few teachable ideas. In the process, I’ve found they...
Are you a 3D Leader?

Are you a 3D Leader?

In the course of our Advertising Week x Facebook Table Talk, Karen Teo asked me, “As a leader who prioritizes equality in business, what do you strive for?’  Her question brought to mind the words of one of my former colleagues. She described a “3D...
What’s your mission?

What’s your mission?

Consider the difference between a “mission” and a “work scope.” The latter defines your responsibilities and articulates the job you’ve been given. The other, however, is self-envisioned and self-motivated. With this #1mininspiration,...
On Future Nostalgia.

On Future Nostalgia.

My friend Lynn Casey writes a brilliant blog called the ScoutLook, where she recently reflected on the idea of Future Nostalgia. What an insightful phrase! First, she ponders the concept of nostalgia, citing Dr. Desikides, a researcher who has made the study of...