36 Goals

WOW. I’ve inhabited this floating rock for 35 years now. More or less successful. I’ve had the highs I’ve had the lows. Year 35 has been a wild ride. From my professional life to my personal life and everything in between. I’ve gotten lost more than a couple of times during this 35th rotation but IContinue reading “36 Goals”

Trump, Twitter, Trouble…Oh My!

I’ve been quite zealous and critical of President Trump since he entered office, and even before. It’s clear that I am not a fan of his actions, positions, priorities etc. And over the past few months it’s clear my frustration is growing especially on my social media platforms. Now unlike many, I enjoy conversations withContinue reading “Trump, Twitter, Trouble…Oh My!”

Turning and Churning Over Accountability

If you follow me and were on Twitter last night, you know that I was watching the Michigan State of the State Address by our sitting Governor, Rick Snyder. Being a lover of politics I can get a bit wrapped up in debates, hot topics, panels and addresses and last night was no different. OneContinue reading “Turning and Churning Over Accountability”

Great Responsibility

Over the past few months there have been a plethora of conversations surrounding race, sexuality, gender. The context has become very much majority vs. minority, privileged vs. non-privileged, oppressed vs. oppressed, the has and the has nots. InĀ all of these conversations, there has beenĀ something that has been bugging me about all of them. I haven’tContinue reading “Great Responsibility”

little l vs. Big L Leaders

Leadership is not about being perfect. It’s not about always making the right decision. It’s not about being better than everyone or more experienced. It doesn’t have anything to do with how popular you are. And it’s definitely not about the title you have. Over the past few weeks I’ve been able to summarize myContinue reading “little l vs. Big L Leaders”

Criticism = #StruggleBusAllDayLong

Something has been bothering me about Student Affairs Professionals and myself. I haven’t been able to pinpoint it until I saw a conversation on the Twitters last night. I realized what was bothering me was the inability of #SAPros to take criticism, regardless the form, be it harsh, constructive, inclusive, exclusive, personal or professional. Now,Continue reading “Criticism = #StruggleBusAllDayLong”