Lynn Carnes

My Biggest Fear in Publishing My Book

For the last several days, I’ve been living in DetailLand. Unlike DisneyLand, where everything is fun and thrilling, DetailLand is more like my own personal hell. Nothing fun and thrilling about having to read my book for the fiftieth time – checking every single word to make sure each period, space, spelling, comma, verb tense, […]

What’s Surfing Got To Do With It

Originally published on Linkedin September 2019 Pressure. It’s a fact of life and it can either make you better or it can crush you. In the corporate world, being great under pressure is often called “Executive Presence.” Executive presence is one of those hard to define things, kind of like these other difficult-to-define words: Success. Happiness. […]

The Water Got In

The cold showers got to me this week. It’s mid-February, so freezing water coming out of the tap is to be expected. Let me tell you, the water is really, really cold right now. However, this week was almost unbearable in a way that taking cold showers had never been unbearable before. Something else was […]

Pick a side…or not

Several years ago, someone wrote a comment on one of my Linkedin posts that made a strong point and then said “So which side is it Lynn? You have a to pick a side.” I don’t even remember the issue. What I do remember was that the comment annoyed me. It wasn’t an either/or issue. […]

The Unspeakable Word

Originally Posted August 2017 I use the f-word pretty freely now, although there was a time in my corporate life when I discovered that the f-word must not be uttered out loud. It happened in a project meeting. In the back of my mind I had recently joined a club. The name of my imaginary […]