Technically Speaking, I Still Prefer Face-to-Face: How I’m (Still) Working Through my Complicated Relationship with Technology

When I went to college, I was the only kid on my floor who hadn’t connected with my roommate ahead of time. I felt some sense of panic. The girls down the hall had coordinated matching bedding. Was this what you did at private school? I was already behind.  Nothing new for me.  My parents … Continue reading Technically Speaking, I Still Prefer Face-to-Face: How I’m (Still) Working Through my Complicated Relationship with Technology

Why Being “Polite” is so Overrated

Have you ever read something and said aloud to yourself, “I’ll be damned!”? Last night, this happened to me. Last night, I was reading Priya Parker’s book “The Art of Gathering” and I got to a section called ‘Etiquette Vs. Pop-Up Rules.’ In it, Parker discusses how: “the etiquette approach to life is …imperious. It … Continue reading Why Being “Polite” is so Overrated

Q&A: Talking Transparency with Kathy Armstrong and Elizabeth Paal Goss, Heritage Financial Consultants

Here at Graymake, the month of March is all about transparency. Forbes recently highlighted 10 Leaders Who Aren't Afraid To Be Transparent.  I'd like to add two more to the list. This month, I talked to a duo I ultimately hired myself because their values align with my own. Both financial consultants at Heritage Financial Consultants, mom and … Continue reading Q&A: Talking Transparency with Kathy Armstrong and Elizabeth Paal Goss, Heritage Financial Consultants

Impostor Syndrome: Getting Real About Feeling Fake

“What right do I have to speak up?” “Why would anyone want to listen to me?” “That was just luck, or the right place at the right time.” “Everyone must already know that. I have anything new to add.” If you’ve experienced negative self-talk that sounds like this, you too have felt impostor syndrome rear … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome: Getting Real About Feeling Fake

The Paradox of Change Work: How to Change for the Better by Accepting Yourself

When I was five, my parents got divorced. This was the first time I saw a therapist. Years and several moves later, I remember having one of the most profound conversations of my young life. Coincidentally, I was sitting across from a different therapist named Amy. Amy was this incredibly outrageous figure in my eleven-year-old … Continue reading The Paradox of Change Work: How to Change for the Better by Accepting Yourself

My Dad Died Two Years Ago Monday: Here are Just 7 Lessons He Taught Me About Business and About Life

This week marks two years since the death of my dad and favorite human, Tom Hilb. My dad taught me more about organization development than any book or theorist ever could. He did all of it without ever reading a book on leadership or taking a course that I know of. Owner of Heritage House … Continue reading My Dad Died Two Years Ago Monday: Here are Just 7 Lessons He Taught Me About Business and About Life