Why Developing People Should Matter to You

2021-05-27T11:31:55-05:00May 27th, 2021|

Recently I was listening to Dr. Amy Edmondson talking about the importance of psychological safety in the workplace.  If you haven’t heard of Dr. Edmondson, you are missing out.  She has done a considerable amount of research as to why some teams flourish and others just struggle.  Her research points to the necessity for every

Getting the Most When Seeking Organizational Alignment

2021-05-19T13:36:51-05:00May 3rd, 2021|

I am not always up on the latest trends.  Ripped jeans still look like worn out jeans to me.  Recently, my teenage kids let me know that jeans, ripped or not ripped, are out.  Now it’s about athletic pants and leggings, which are still peculiar and undefined for me.  Are leggings the same thing as

The Top Three Workplace Conflict Complaints

2021-04-14T22:54:35-05:00April 14th, 2021|

One of my secret indulgences is that I really like the Shrek movies and their notable characters.  The crusty, prickly, but kind-hearted Ogre must “endure” the illogical Donkey, the swarthy Puss-n-Boots, and the sometimes-misunderstood Fiona.  Throughout their merry adventures, various conflicts arise as these colorful personalities interact.  They care about each other, but at times

Developing Transformational Teams in a COVID World

2021-04-14T18:22:00-05:00April 7th, 2021|

Years ago a good friend of mine introduced me to a simplified breakdown for understanding temperament--True Colors.  Immediately I was amazed and also intrigued with the ramifications of using this assessment.  Over the years, after using the assessment and being certified to teach it, I have been impressed by how effectively and extensively it brings

3 Ways to Grow Your Business Today!

2020-11-09T13:21:16-06:00November 9th, 2020|

If organizations start with three simple initiatives, they will quickly see the payoff through staff connectivity, regained focus on what truly will bring the greatest returns, correction toward superior alignment, and improved client relations.  Here are three proven means for greater business impact: First, train your staff to have an outward mindset.  The research is

Three Core Observations Revealed by COVID-19

2020-08-19T17:20:53-05:00August 19th, 2020|

It’s an uncommon moment in history.  Recently, the Big Ten decided not to play football this fall.  Kids are going back to school to reduced class sizes or rotating between on-line and classroom learning.  There is tremendous pressure socially to be for or against something (like masks).   Nevertheless, while working with organizations and businesses in

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