How to Survive Change... You Didn't Ask for: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself (My 3 Takeaways)

How to Survive Change... You Didn't Ask for: Bounce Back, Find Calm in Chaos, and Reinvent Yourself (My 3 Takeaways)

One of ancient philosopher Heraclitus’ most famous quotes is, “There is nothing permanent except change,” and I can’t imagine my life has been any different than most people’s lives in that sense. What most of us lack, however, is a process for not only surviving that change, but thriving through-maybe even because of-that change.

12: The Elements of Great Managing (My 3 Takeaways)

12: The Elements of Great Managing (My 3 Takeaways)

On May 7, 2019, Gallup will be releasing its latest book by Jim Clifton and Jim Harter, “It’s the Manager,” which promises to empower managers to thrive in a new era of work, including insights into Strategy, Culture, Employment Brand, Boss to Coach, and the Future of Work.

Before “It’s the Manager” launches, here are my three biggest takeaways from “12: The Elements of Great Managing,” by Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter, Ph.D.

How to Survive Your Freshman Year: An Honest Look at Fraternity Life & Pledging

How to Survive Your Freshman Year: An Honest Look at Fraternity Life & Pledging

I certainly have seen the worst of what fraternity life can be. But despite that experience, I believe in the positive potential of fraternities and sororities, and I have worked for 20 years to protect them from the dangerous, dysfunctional, and destructive forces of hazing.

An alcohol ban is not the (whole) solution

An alcohol ban is not the (whole) solution

After the announcement of the ban this week, the bold move by the NIC was (deservedly) praised for being a much needed, albeit long overdue, step in the fight against hazing and other alcohol-related issues that have plagued fraternities throughout their history. In the wake of what may have been fraternities' deadliest year on record, the collective call for a significant changes was deafening.

But make no mistake: this is only a step toward a solution, not the be-all, end-all solution.