Come, Be a Part of this Historical Event

After watching the recent riots in Baltimore, I remember asking myself, “What can I do?” I considered participating in a march with a bunch of kids, but something didn’t feel right about that. Then I reached out to Edie Fraser, a mentor, and the most active person I know in politics, to ask how I can help Mayor Rawlings-Blake. Nothing Read More >

The Secret to Getting Really, Really Good at Something New

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to spend a whole week with my 11-year-old niece, Brooke. The day after she flew in from Colorado, we headed over to my gym here in Baltimore. It’s a Crossfit gym, so there’s lots of open area and rings that hang from the ceiling for things like “muscle up’s.” With a Read More >

Do They Know You’re Watching?

Do you perform better when you know others are watching? Research shows the simple answer is “yes.” But how do you make this work to your advantage as a leader? A few days ago, while observing a Crossfit class at Arenal, I witnessed a great example of the motivational power of “watching.” Since it was a beautiful day, the group Read More >

Community! – Podcast

Employees crave community and the vast majority of companies lack it. It used to be that simply having a job was enough to keep people happy and engaged in their work. They found community elsewhere. Now, employees – across generations – are demanding purpose in their work, and leaders who will help them achieve excellence in their careers. If they Read More >

Do They Know You’re Watching?

“Paying attention, and ensuring they know you’re doing so, gives them something to live up to.”— Misti Burmeister Do you perform better when you know others are watching? Research shows the simple answer is “yes.” But how do you make this work to your advantage as a leader? A few days ago, while observing a Crossfit class at Arenal, I witnessed Read More >