Each Team Member Co-Creates The Desired Culture

By | February 19th, 2018|Building Capability, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Today, I am reposting the piece below that captures Google's research on teams. That research has permeated many organizations with an eye on the importance of creating "psychological safety" on teams (see the elements below). Sorry for the length today, [...]

Are You Listening Or Listening-Thinking?

By | February 12th, 2018|General|

Listening, really listening, is so critical to understanding. Understanding allows us to give more fully, generate insights, and engage in collaboration. Of course, we all listen. Here’s why I’m bringing this up today. I’ve been noticing that  I am rarely [...]

Play Like A Raven In The Wind

By | January 29th, 2018|Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Our lives are filled with challenges. We meet some of them with fairly easily. Others send us right to the edge of what we believe we can handle. We get surprised, confused, stopped in our tracks. Yet, we have to [...]

Be An Anthropologist

By | January 22nd, 2018|Leaders, People Are Funny, Sustainable Change, Teams|

Are you frustrated with someone at work? Even angry? Or, maybe you are perplexed by a person who is not at all like you. Worse, maybe you have agreement from others that your current judgment is correct. Rather than allow [...]

Attention Before Intention

By | January 15th, 2018|General|

Last week, I shared my three words, one of which is intentional. Over the week, I've been noticing the opportunities to be more intentional. From the obvious work meetings and phone calls to conversations with my husband and family to [...]

My Three Words for 2018

By | January 8th, 2018|Building Capability, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

Every year, I imagine the coming twelve months and identify three words that will guide me through the year. This year is starting off with some great work—all committed clients with the possibility of remarkable impact.  On top of that, [...]

A New Year of Remarkable Possibilities

By | January 2nd, 2018|Announcements, Remarkable Results|

Happy New Year, Everyone! Most of us are back to work, picking up the slack we enjoyed during our holiday break. Now it's time to craft or review our goals. Most goals are the centerpiece for the year's performance management [...]

Have Some Quiet Solitude to Get Ready For 2018

By | December 17th, 2017|Leaders, Your Emotional Self|

Illustration by Maurice Sendak from Open House for Butterflies Happy Holidays Everyone! As you wrap up the year and head out to family or brace yourselves for visitors, imagine how and when you will take some time for [...]

I Love To Read

By | December 3rd, 2017|Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders|

I can remember my mother saying, "Close your book and get outside for some fresh air." In elementary school, I read a lot in the car, wedged between my two motion-sick brothers, as we traveled on weekend excursions and vacations. [...]