So there’s nothing as prestigious as a post from Seth Godin to build on my recent observations about employee engagement! He makes three important distinctions between an organization a movement a philosophy. I would add a few additional observations: • An organization is a non-human entity created to get something done. Whatever “humanity” it embodies [...]
Have you ever witnessed synergy taking place in real time? I was mediating a session between two clients yesterday. We started by setting the stage for them to share their individual perspectives regarding a touchy work situation. Lots of emotions at stake for both of them. They were expecting, and prepared for, a difficult conversation. [...]
…I sat across from three delightful, amazingly intelligent Moroccan women: an oral surgeon, a physician and a medical researcher. They defy every stereotype of Muslim women: professional, educated, funny, irreverent, independent, and stylish. We shared iPhone pictures of kids, talked about our work/life balance, low-carb diets, difficult colleagues, and the latest eye-wear fashion.
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