Gratitude. Yuck.

Gratitude. Yuck.

It’s Thanksgiving week in America, which means that EVERYONE is telling us how grateful we should be. Moment of truth: I’m just not feeling it. It’s not that I don’t feel very thankful for my life, my experiences, my people, and my privilege – it’s just that I...
The Opportunity to Be Inspired

The Opportunity to Be Inspired

The best part about conferences?  The opportunity to be inspired. Last week, I spent six days in Nashville attending the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) Conference.  Local gov is my first love and it’s a field where burnout and skepticism run...