Wish You Were Here

If you imitate power as it’s always been, you can’t find your own powerful path. Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash Q: You’re an author 3x over, and so I wanted to ask

director’s cut: everybody hurts (sometimes)

don’t give up on people, get into it (so we can get through it). Photo by Mitchell Hollander on Unsplash Q: I recently took over a team that had been managed for like

One Thing Leads to Another

While “faking it” doesn’t actually help, let’s figure out what does Photo by Tim Bish on Unsplash Q: I was just doing a career development conversation with my boss and we were talking

What makes for beautiful work

When your work has meaning, it’s because you have defined that meaning Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash Q: I just had an incredibly open heart convo with my boss last Thursday who

Director’s Cut: We Are The Champions, My Friend

Never reward the single effort when collaboration is what creates the win. Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash Q: Last week you wrote in “50 Ways to Change Your Culture” about how culture is

50 Ways To (Change Your Culture)

Culture is the x-factor that you can always affect Q: My question is: How do I get the leaders of my company to realize that culture is not set at

Director’s Cut: Piece by Piece

Treating a pattern of misbehavior as if it’s a personal issue perpetuates harm Photo by Wolfgang Hasselmann on Unsplash Q:  Your last post, Go Your Own Way, was quite the word about harmful people

Go Your Own Way

You gave away the things you loved, and one of them was me Q: Hi Nilofer, I've been enjoying this column and getting value from it. It is startling how

A conversation about power

And Stacey Abrams Nilofer! I was thinking about disappointment. How even though we have elected a leader who is a decent human being who wants to work to advance equality