Tag: leadership


Managing from the Heartland

If you’ve ever been forced to read the “The Grapes of Wrath,” then you might understand what the term “Okie” means. As a born-and-bred Oklahoman, not only was this Pulitzer winner required reading in my we-sit-in-couches-not-chairs magnet school education, but it was also a platform through which I learned that it was this very piece of literature that is responsible for casting a dark shadow over the state of Oklahoma and its reputation.


5 Things I am Doing to Live a Better Life

If you happened to catch a tweet or check-in from me over the last two months, you’d have seen that I was in Oklahoma City and then in Jackson Hole. In addition to helping my former-McLaughlin-Group-now-JESS3-partner-in-crime Becca Colbaugh set up JESS3 OKC and taking my first vacation since 2009 with my family in Wyoming, I have been taking the time to reflect, recenter and refocus after going nonstop for the last 20 months.