Here are the recent articles I wrote for BRAINZ.


Time For A Pronoun Paradigm Shift?

During a recent large online meeting, I felt different. Like I didn’t get the memo saying: “Post pronouns beside your name.” If all those talented Harvard alumni women posted their pronouns, I should too, right? Me2.


Top Ways Leaders Manage Conflict And Reduce the Cortisol-Related Stress Response

Nested within a wide circle of family, colleagues, and community systems, we humans find health, happiness, and meaningful purpose. And sometimes, friction.


It's All In Your Head – Cultivating Conscious Conversations

When you inaccurately imagine something, “It’s all in your head.” It’s also what the car mechanic thinks when you complain about that clicking sound that mysteriously disappears during the inspection.


What’s Worse? Scary Movie 3 Or “We Have To Talk”?

Does “We Have to Talk” trigger an inner primal scream? Perhaps you’ve heard these ominous 4-words from...

  • The Boss: “I have some feedback”
  • A Partner: “It’s me, not you”
  • Garage Mechanic: “It’s the transmission”
  • Child's teacher: “About their behavior”


Do You Have A Clearing Disorder?

Have you ever complained about busy work distracting you from strategic, high-impact projects and planning? You’re not alone!


Silence Your Perfectionista

Did you get all that? If English is your native language, most likely you understood it, errors and all. Spelling mistakes did not materially impact the outcome.

What's her name?

My beloved dog, Scooter, is a miniature poodle - a mini poo. ...more

November 20, 20221 min read

The breakthroughs in the debrief

Yesterday I had an out-of-body experience. ...more

November 13, 20221 min read

I quit

After spiraling down 12 flights of stairs with the swarm of colleagues for the second fire drill in a week, and waiting in our allocated space, shivering on a fridjid February day in Boston, I did wha... ...more

November 05, 20222 min read

The F-word I don't use 9maybe you shouldn't either)

When someone asks me that, I don't respond with "Fine." ...more

October 29, 20222 min read

Never outsource this

Do you outsource? I gratefully outsource: ...more

October 23, 20222 min read

Your Personal ZOD

If we've been in cafe or tapas bar together, I probably drew something on the back of a napkin. ...more

October 15, 20221 min read