Professional Development

Emulate the right behaviors. Pattern the right behaviors.

Emulate the right behaviors. Pattern the right behaviors. As a kid, I was all about baseball…live it, breathed it. Always pitching against the front steps, always throwing myself pop-ups, spending hours playing Wiffle Ball on the streets of NE Philly, always looking for neighborhood kids to hit the local fields for pickup games. From my …

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It’s up to you to make the changes needed for your growth.

Summer ’18 vs. Summer ’22. Then and now, Kristin likes bright paisley. Then and now, I Iike sharp pink. Some things never change, but most things do (like my hairline and hair color). I laugh when someone says they’re a change-agent. In reality, we hate change; we stick to rituals. Wake-up the same time. Same …

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Become comfortable receiving praise and kindness.

I’ve never been comfortable with being called boss; I was raised to work hard, stay humble, fit in. “No one’s better than you, but you’re not better than anyone” Dad would say. It’s awkward for me to receive gifts, praise or birthday wishes. Recently, colleagues offered me birthday wishes. And they gave me a “shirt” …

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“Dad, there’s always great weather after a storm.”

“Dad, there’s always great weather after a storm.” I was sitting on my balcony in Florida Sunday afternoon, thinking too much about life and career and how the heck I got to where I am despite some really turbulent times in life and career. And then these storm clouds rolled in. Some serious and ominous …

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