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, [...]

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 [...]


By | November 5th, 2017|Building Capability, Conversations, Inspirational People, Leaders, Teams|

How serious are you about the effectiveness in the feedback and coaching on your team? Watch at least 2-3 minutes of this young cellist and her "performance coach" and tell me what is remarkable about the interaction. If you can't [...]

Culture Is Like The Flow Of A River

By | October 23rd, 2017|Intention, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Every organization has a culture. Every team within the organization is a sub-culture. In my thinking, culture is a sustained pattern of thinking and behavior across levels and functions within the organization. The pattern flows like a river, moving around [...]

Make A Clear Intention

By | October 16th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Have you ever established a habit that was really useful and then realized over time that you have let it drop? This week I am returning to actually writing my intention for the day or an important call or meeting. [...]

Set The Strategic Context For Your 2018 Goals

By | October 9th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

It’s time to start sharpening 2018 goals. Where do you start your thinking? Your goals last year? Your boss’s goals? The company’s goals? Blue sky? Wherever you start, take the time to think through the strategic context for the results [...]

What Would Remarkable Look Like?

By | October 2nd, 2017|Creation Process, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

In my work with leaders and teams, I often introduce creating remarkable results. Today, I want to ask you to ponder a question: What would be an (even more) "remarkable" result, work experience, or life for me? My definition for [...]

What’s Foundational About You and Your People?

By | September 18th, 2017|Building Capability, Leaders, People Are Funny, Teams|

One of the most important factors in understanding a person is the foundation for his or her "lens" on work and life. In other words, what makes you, "you?" There are at least five building blocks to my personal foundation: [...]