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Bulls%!# or Truth

By Mary Shippy Bulls%!# or Truth “Bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.” – H. Frankfurt I was recently reading Brené Brown’s new book, Braving the Wilderness, and got stuck in the 5th chapter entitled, “Speak Truth to Bullshit. Be Civil.”  What I initially loved about this chapter was finding that there is a book called …

Brad HemmingsBulls%!# or Truth

Are you a “Chronic Over-Committer”?

By Christine Watkins, MA, ACC   Do you often say “Yes” not only when you mean “No” but even when you may mean “Maybe”? Do you often find yourself resentful and frustrated by your overloaded calendar?  Not only at work or during the work day, but after work and on weekends? Do you find yourself not enjoying the things you …

Courtney DeruyAre you a “Chronic Over-Committer”?

I’ve Been “Should”-ing All Over Myself

Learning to Play Hooky in a “Should Do” World By: Christy Uffelman   I snuck out of work today when nobody was looking. I am writing this post while sitting on my deck, dappled in sunlight, wearing zero makeup and in my favorite robe. And I’m coloring. Yes, coloring. (Apparently as a busy professional, adult-coloring books are the super cool, …

Courtney DeruyI’ve Been “Should”-ing All Over Myself
Align Leadership Christy Uffelman Bother Me


By: Christy Uffelman   I’m an Over-Giver. I listen.  I hold your hand.  I never show up at your house empty-handed (always store-bought, of course, but that’s beside the point). I offer advice if you want it, and will just sit quietly beside you if you just don’t want to be alone. I am there for you. I’m good at …

Courtney DeruyBOTHER ME
We All Fall Down - Align Leadership

We All Fall Down

By: Mary Shippy Why do we struggle so much with failure?  As a culture?  As a people?  Cause we all eventually fall down. I remember many years ago after completing an education project in Central Africa, I was sitting with a group of leaders at a safari resort on the Nile River talking about leadership.  All of us shared stories …

Courtney DeruyWe All Fall Down