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  • Exit Interviews

    Exit interviews are vital to the growth of your institution and an important part of saying goodbye. Are you doing them? Are you doing them well? Exit interviews are one on one meetings conducted when an employee moves on from your institution. When done well, …

  • Saying Goodbye

    It’s that time of year again in schools, a time for saying goodbye. Photo by Ioana Cristiana on Unsplash May and June are filled with transitions: graduations, retirements, faculty and staff movement, and more. The way a community manages transitions matters and reflects upon that …

  • Leading with Equanimity

    Do you lead with equanimity? What does equanimity mean to you? When I first heard the phrase ‘lead with equanimity’, I would imagine someone who was standing still in the middle of chaos, someone who did not waver or show emotion, someone who did not …

  • One Set of Values is all You Need

    I had to code-switch as a kid living in a Sri Lankan immigrant household and then going to a suburban predominantly white school in New Jersey. On a daily basis, I switched who I was depending on where I was. Do you have one set …

  • Get Out of Your Own Way

    I learned to get out of my own way from my daughter. At age 17, she started her own company, Celia Swimwear. My husband and I didn’t even know she had done this until she needed our, over 18 adults, help to establish her LLC …

  • Start Small to Make Big Change

    In the last few years, my son has become an avid climber. He loves to scale the indoor climbing walls as well as make his way up to some actual mountains. Of course, I found this terrifying as his mother. One look at the heights …

  • Balancing Effort and Ease

    Balancing effort and ease is one of the paradoxes in leadership and in life. I first heard this phrase in yoga class. Recently, I have developed a yoga routine that has been helpful for me not only in terms of my body but also my …

  • Self Care is Not Selfish

    Self-care is not selfish. Growing up I learned a different message. As a child in an immigrant family, I was raised watching parents who worked tirelessly for the good of others, building and supporting our small but growing Sri Lankan community in New Jersey. My …

  • Intention or Intuition?

    Which is more helpful when making decisions, using your intuition, or grounding yourself in your intention? Let’s define intuition as your ‘gut’ feelings, which are usually based on your past experiences and personal values. Let’s define intention as your grounded purpose or mission. I believe …