The start of April marks the end of Women's History Month, a period where female speakers are in high demand. I had the opportunity to participate in a few events celebrating women over the last month, and relished the opportunity to do so. But now that April has arrived, I want to keep that momentum … Continue reading 7 Women Whose Wisdom Inspires Year-Round
Experimenting with new forms this week: check out my video on how to support introverts during crunch time- and happy April! Wanna skip the video? No worries, full text is below: Hey everyone! Amma here, and today I want to talk about crunch time. As I come to you, the calendar is approaching April. For … Continue reading [VIDEO] Supporting Introverts Through Crunch Time
I want to talk about Logan Paul for a minute. Actually, I don't. I don't want to talk about Logan Paul, but the events of the past few months surrounding the callous video content he's posted on his YouTube channel, his apparent contrition for offense or trauma that was caused, and subsequent missteps which show … Continue reading What Does Creativity Without Heart Look Like?
Earlier this week, I got to tick a major box off my lifetime "to do" list: present at the South by Southwest Conference and Festival in Austin, TX. Alongside standup comedian and MondayPunday creator Matthew Broussard, satire professor and News Hangover creator Keli Dailey, and Emerson administrator and Humans of Higher Education contributor Jason Meier, we spent … Continue reading [VIDEO] SXSW Panel: Memes and Monologues
A few weeks ago at the Academy Awards, Best Actress in a Motion Picture winner Frances McDormand set Google afire with the phrase "inclusion rider." The idea was not hers; rather, it was the brainchild of USC Annenberg School of Communication professor Stacy L. Smith. First proposed in 2014, it is a contract clause that … Continue reading Inclusion Riders for the Rest of Us
I know the feeling well. Your head buzzes the whole flight home, perhaps punctuated with quick jots in the margins of conference programs or inside padfolios. The last several days have been educational, entertaining, and energizing. But what do we do with that energy once we get home? This year, I want it to really … Continue reading Presenting: 2018 Post Conference “Coffee Chats”!
This post was previously published with Keep Calm and Dream: For Introverts, by Introverts. Any group that is lesser known to the public is bound to be misunderstood, and introversion is no exception. A great many myths have been attributed to this quieter 1/3 to 1/2 of the population, but many have deeper explanations and … Continue reading 8 Myths About Introverts
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting to talk to Paul Millerd of Boundless for The Boundless Podcast. Paul is doing some really smart and interesting work on the future of work, how we can prepare people for it, and what traits it will take to embrace and thrive in this new … Continue reading [PODCAST] Boundless Podcast, Episode 8
I spend a lot of time thinking about creativity. How to encourage people to find their own, how to expand the definition of it, how to make the case for its utility in organizations. But what I also spend a lot of time on, is pondering what environments need to help people be creative. A lot … Continue reading 9 Ways Senior Leaders Can Promote Creativity
This post was previously published with Keep Calm and Dream: For Introverts, By Introverts. Thank goodness for Susan Cain. Ever since her love letter/treatise on introversion Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking hit bookshelves in 2012, a conversation on introverts in society has gained traction and volume. Her work, building on … Continue reading Introverts’ Top 3 Career Challenges