Blog Posts

These posts are articles and blogs Jennifer has written for professional journals and for her newsletter, Voice Lessons.

Carpe Diem

November 1, 2018

When I was 10, I went for the first, and last time, to Camp Lake Hubert in Northern MN. I was terribly homesick for most […]

I’m Not Going Anywhere

October 1, 2018

As a woman who works (with a capital “W”) in communication as my life’s work, I find myself this month at a loss. The act […]

It’s Another Year Of Change: Can You Answer These Questions?

September 4, 2018

Here’s how to make sure you don’t roll out an initiative without foresight and planning.
Here we go: another opening, another show. The school year has […]

Overwhelmed Already?

September 4, 2018

As schools start and my work moves into a higher gear, I find myself more fatigued. I am not as ‘ready’ for the intensity of […]

Political & Organizational Savvy – It’s Not Just About The Kids

August 2, 2018

If you want to make systems change, it’s critical to be organizationally savvy.
Some educators tell me they “aren’t political.” They don’t want to get involved […]

Long Way To Go

August 1, 2018

When I was starting 5th grade, my mother wrote to my teacher that I lacked empathy. I caught a glimpse of that note, felt the […]

One Way To Manage Stress: Focus On Self-Care

July 9, 2018

With all the challenges we face in today’s world, we need to prioritize our own emotional and psychological well-being too
In 1995, Robert Kegan, now emeritus […]

Adulting 101

July 2, 2018

My nephews are rising first and third graders. They will spend the summer playing baseball, swimming, and having fun. In August, they will head back […]

What NOT To Do If You Want To Be More Influential

June 13, 2018

These three don’ts can make others take you less seriously
In last month’s column, I wrote about being of influence and key reminders if we want […]

Noticing What We Are Missing

June 1, 2018

I put a stone Buddha on my porch Sunday afternoon. It sits within my plants. It makes me smile every time I look out onto […]