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The Leadership Blog

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Erika Petrelli


Sometimes life is not funny.  Not. Funny.

Erika Petrelli


At a meeting the other day, a very astute colleague made an off-hand comment about how she sometimes still feels like she’s waiting for something, for life to start.

Erika Petrelli


My kids moved into their new classrooms yesterday. For my son, this meant moving from being an “Infant” to a “Young Toddler”. This milestone means nothing more than moving into a classroom right...

Erika Petrelli


At not-quite-four years old, my daughter has already acquired an awareness of a well known horror: “the mean girl”.

Erika Petrelli


The other day I was leaving a store equipped with automated doors—the kind that open as you walk toward them, leaving you with no greater job but to keep walking. I was literally millimeters away...

Erika Petrelli

The T-Shirt

I have a “t-shirt” that I adore. My husband would laugh at the use of the word “t-shirt” (which is why I am lovingly surrounding it with quotes) because it is better described as a thin willowy patch...

Erika Petrelli

May Day

Happy May Day!

Erika Petrelli

Brown M&Ms: The Rest of the Story

What can Van Halen and brown M&Ms teach us about reading the whole story?

  Perhaps you remember as well as I do the Big Hair Bands that dominated the charts during the 1980s. These bands were known...

Erika Petrelli

The Sock Monster

I have discovered the secret of the Sock Monster.

Erika Petrelli


One morning not too long ago, I was encouraging my 3-year old daughter to get dressed for school. As it happened, it was the day before St. Patrick’s Day so I had gotten her a themed t-shirt to wear,...