Mulitpotentialites push organizations forward- you need us corporate world

Last week, I learned a new term: Mulitpotentialite. It’s a term coined by Emilie Wapnick. She talks about it in this TED talk. This idea so resonated with me that I’d like to share with you a little of what Emilie talked about with a layer of my own thoughts smeared on top. A Multipotentiliate is a person who does not have, seek or need a single true calling in work. A person whose work and interests span a wide … Continued

Let it live!

When things feel like this….be glad. I saw this on the walk back to my car at the end of my work day. Sometimes a new idea that’s trying to emerge or a new learning is trying to land, things can feel like only a sprig of green reaching from a dry crack in the earth.  It’s rich and a total contrast from what’s usually present, and it’s compelling.  Compelling and sometimes feels like a sunburn, evidence of a good … Continued

New experiences can grow empathy

Consuming an array of experiences helps us with empathy.  It’s so easy to just “do the things that we know we like” but when we push ourselves to try something new, even seemingly stupid little things, we grow empathy and our capacity to see joy in others. Dumb example: I am gym-less. In my search for a new one I sampled a kettle bell club.  Scrappy, low-fi, marginally listenable music (for me) and chalk all over the floor.  But, in … Continued

Work with watcha got

Work is never perfect.  Never is the execution flawless from end to end.  I got hit upside the head with this last weekend when we finally, after months and months of preparation, put on a live orientation training for nearly 1500 volunteers who, in January, will staff events on behalf of the Superbowl 50 Host Committee for the entire Superbowl game week (I know, you’re not a sports fan, nor am I, but the Host Committee has some bad ass … Continued

Become

“I learned from my teachers, but became through my music” says Macklemore in his song The Town.  On my morning run, that lyric got me thinking. When are we learning?  From mentors, new situations and challenges.  New tasks, new ways of being.  Pretty much we’re learning all the time. But, what are the things that help us become.  Where we find who we are in all the learning.  We secure our point of view and engage in something in a way … Continued