Breaking Bias

November 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Breaking Bias
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The renewed focus on inclusion these days is rooted in increased evidence that organizations that become more diverse, at all levels, increase sales, drive innovation and reduce turnover. My experience has shown me that the more the faces around the table look different from one another, the greater the likelihood we will hear perspectives and… Continue Reading Breaking Bias

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The Resiliency Reserve

October 1, 2020 | Comments Off on The Resiliency Reserve
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If there is one thing that organizations are learning in these volatile, uncertain and complex times, it is the importance of both organizational and personal resilience – the ability to withstand shocks, and remain sustainable under prolonged periods of change. Richard Barrett, founder of the Barrett Values Centre, offers the following checklist of actions to… Continue Reading The Resiliency Reserve

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Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money

September 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money
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Successful organizations live by their mission, vision and values. Not the ones that are visible in the halls or on walls in conferences rooms, or the ones printed on plastic, wallet-size cards that are carried around. Recently, I came upon a post from a blog I read every morning.  The blog is called A Learning… Continue Reading Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money

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Let Me Lead

September 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Let Me Lead
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We all report to somebody. To whom do you report? A boss, an owner, your Board of Directors? Most leaders accept the reality that they must take direction from someone else in their organization. What leaders are not comfortable with is working without a clear delineation of responsibilities vis a vis the person to whom… Continue Reading Let Me Lead

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Make the Call

August 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Make the Call
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When it comes to making decisions on a team, the leader has multiple options. The default style of decision-making is often voting. Using this style, the leader asks each member of the team to declare their support or opposition, and then the leader endorses the majority view. Another common decision-making style is consensus. Unlike voting,… Continue Reading Make the Call

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Remote Reset

August 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Remote Reset
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The number of organizations looking to extend the choice to employees to work from home is growing daily. Remote work accounted for only 5-20% of the U.S. workforce prior to the pandemic. This percentage is likely to grow significantly as more organizations switch to a permanent full-time remote work model. A recent Gartner poll showed… Continue Reading Remote Reset

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Assuming Positive Intent

July 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Assuming Positive Intent
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I have a client whose company places a premium on “assuming positive intent”. At its core, this is a choice to believe that most people want the same things we do and are not plotting against us, even when they are vocal in their disagreement with our positions or proposals. When we assume positive intent,… Continue Reading Assuming Positive Intent

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Leading a Juicy Life

June 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Leading a Juicy Life
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You know I’m all about leaders pursuing a vital life on their way to becoming clearer, more confident and more effective, and that’s why I recently accepted an invitation by executive coach and leadership trainer Sylvia Becker-Hill to be an expert speaker at the Juicy Life Leader Online Conference she is hosting. The conference is coming… Continue Reading Leading a Juicy Life

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The Great Pause

May 1, 2020 | Comments Off on The Great Pause
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The current pandemic has ushered in a new moment in our history: The Great Pause. This is a formidable global disruption both in its force, suddenness and in its intimacy. The Great Pause has exposed strengths and deficiencies in the structures, systems, and cultures of business and society. As we all emerge into what many… Continue Reading The Great Pause

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Alive Time

April 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Alive Time
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If you are fortunate to be at home during these challenging times (not everyone is), there is a good chance you’ve lost access to your gym, a personal trainer or a workout partner. While that’s not your fault, allowing one’s personal vitality to suffer is a choice. Fit Leaders know that engaging in regular physical… Continue Reading Alive Time

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