Some leaders I am working with are focused right now on intentionally shifting the culture of their organizations to thrive in these challenging times. Intentional change is great—but it’s only half of the success equation. Intentions need to be matched with opportunities and actions that deliver specific results. As leaders, we need to accurately sense [...]
Most organizations I work with believe they are harbingers of objective meritocracy – with one major exception: the individuals inside those organizations that know they’ve been screwed over. And at some point or another, that will mean just about all of us. We know we don’t consciously hold or act on our biases. We’d like [...]
Nothing stays the same for long today, and leaders need to adapt quickly, nimbly, and responsibly — while keeping an eye on both the business and their team. This type of change requires not only making the changes themselves, but also tending the process of change for those around them. Being the most effective leader [...]
She made the leap necessary to recognize that how others perceived her at work would trump any of her good intentions. This was a pivotal shift. Every once in a while life kicks our butt. The Proverbial Wake-Up Call comes, and it’s usually when we least expect it. How we choose to handle the jolt is [...]
Trip Prepping As a Way of Being: 3 Clients, 4 Countries, 8 Days I’m writing this at 35,000 feet on leg #1 of a hop skip through Brussels, Tunbridge Wells, and Istanbul; then back to Nashville by next Wednesday. Not an unusual itinerary – I know many of you can relate. As I was getting [...]
My job provides me with the opportunity to work with leaders and organizations around the world as an executive coach and a facilitator. While I find that many people “get” the idea of what a coach does, they don’t always grasp how useful a facilitator can be — and how a facilitator can help their team achieve great results.
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