Laura delivers well-honed wisdom and catalytic perspective informed by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, and philanthropic landscapes. She does this with humorous and spirited honesty shaped from her viewpoint as an entrepreneur, motivator, instigator, and provocateur.
Four days ago I published my new book. The day before that I found out that it was debuting as a bestseller, #2 in the Washington Post list behind Michelle Obama. (Squee!) And, the day before that over a hundred of my dearest friends and loved one came from all
“I’d like to ride that terrifying roller coaster of unknown length, in the dark, for an uncertain number of times, without any guarantee that my seatbelt is fully functioning or that the ride has been inspected anytime in the past ten years,” said no one ever. I’m not ashamed
The work we do should contribute something to our lives—but what? When we sit back and fantasize about the life we want to live, we all have different definitions of success. Some of us want to pay off our student loans. Some of us want to increase our vocational velocity.
We are distracted. As slaves to the Tyranny of Urgency, we mistake being busy and stressed for important work. We run on the hamster wheel, doing more work, but not necessarily work that matters. Don’t believe me? Try to describe your biggest professional achievements this year, the ones of which
The most obvious and most frequent use of the term "calling" is in the traditional religious, nonprofit, or cause-driven way. It’s true that working for a cause that is bigger than ourselves can bring great meaning to our work. We feel good about ourselves when we are doing things for