Taking a leap

My approach to starting this blog was similar to the approach I often take when I have several big ideas swirling in my head. I start with a high level blue-print and “build the plane while flying,” letting my ideas evolve and take shape as I go.

Giving extended notice at my employer, and exiting without securing my next career move is another recent example. I have compared my separation with my employer to a breakup; I love you but I can’t stay with you, we’ve grown apart, we want different things and it’s not you it’s me.

Often times when we are at a crossroads, it’s hard to take a risk on the road less traveled. It’s much easier to stay in our comfort zone, realizing later that we may have stayed too long. That said, it’s important to take a full inventory of our options and evaluate the pros and cons. I came to a point where the risk of standing still was greater than the risk of taking a leap.

Since my exit, I’ve enrolled in a Change Leadership certificate program with eCornell, I’m reconnecting with and growing my network, enjoying time with friends and family, reading everything from blogs to books, working out at the gym and writing. Lots and lots of writing.

In my parting message to my team, I talked about discovering my passion for developing talent, transforming cultures and promoting diversity and inclusion, which I will continue to explore through my blog. As you read my posts, I encourage you to reach out, share your feedback and ask questions. I would also love to meet in person to talk about your specific organizational needs and challenges – maybe I can help!

“It’s better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” – Whitney M. Young

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