How to Take Criticism Well

The start of a new year presents a natural opportunity for organizations to pause and reflect on their practices.  But annual reviews can be a source of anxiety as you brace yourself for negative feedback. How do you take criticism well? Frozen by Feedback I have the privilege of leading several endeavors, and at the … Continue reading How to Take Criticism Well

Black Women, Hair, and Identity

Like most men I had never thought much about women's hair.  I grew up knowing that my mother and sister--two black women-- spent a lot of time with a mystifying array of hair brushes, gels, liquids, and gadgets.  But I never thought much about the particular identity issues a black woman faces when styling her … Continue reading Black Women, Hair, and Identity

What a Personality Test Can’t Tell You

ENFP.  That’s my Myers-Briggs personality type.  It stands for: Extravert, iNtuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving. “Interesting,” you say.  Until you realize that for the past 14 years I’ve been operating under the assumption that I was an introvert! How could I have been fooled for so long?  How could I possibly mistake myself being an introvert … Continue reading What a Personality Test Can’t Tell You