Because of the high demand for affordable housing in Austin and the relatively low supply of housing options, both public housing and the HCV Program currently have waiting lists. For the first time since 2006, HACA is opening the HCV / Section 8 Waiting List to new applicants for eight days this fall – October [...]
Are you a critical thinker? Do you have an insatiable appetite to learn, understand, ponder..... are you curious? There are many definitions of critical thinking. I like "thinking about one's thinking in a manner designed to organize and clarify, raise the efficiency of, and recognize errors and biases in one's own thinking." My feeble attempt [...]
Learn from the very best at L2: Learn – Lead, the half-day simulcast designed to lift your vision as it inspires you to lead well. John Maxwell, Linda Kaplan Thaler and Tim Sanders will inspire you and share their expertise to help you succeed as a leader. Enjoy the company of other local leaders as [...]
Journeys of any significant distance will require us to cross at least one bridge along the way. Bridges help us to navigate tough terrain that would normally be too difficult to cross. We enjoy the convenience of the bridge, but the bridge itself was not convenient to build. Many bridges take years to complete, but [...]
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. ~ Jim Rohn You've read it, now what will you do with it? YOU [...]
In every complaint, there is a request. You must LISTEN, in order to respond. Otherwise, you are only reacting, making matters worse. Today, CHOOSE to listen. Stay fully present, fully focused on what is being said rather than trying to figure out what you will say next.
How often are you curious? Curiosity can build connection with others. When is the last time you asked someone to tell you about themselves? I'm not talking about, "What do you do?" When have you taken the time to show real interest in someone by asking them to tell you their story? When is the [...]
What are you doing to stretch yourself? When you stretch yourself, others will be inspired to do the same. What do you expect of yourself? What do you expect of others? No one is perfect, you can always do better.... But, you will never get better until you stretch. YOU Matter!!
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. ~Theodore Roosevelt. "Teddy" Roosevelt was a life-long learner. He understood that you had to get in the game to learn it. Too many [...]
Just as there's enough mercy for a DO-over, there's also enough grace for a BE-over. It is never too late to become the person you were always meant to be. What you do is an extension of who you are. What do you want to do? Who are you? Are your actions congruent with who [...]