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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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 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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It is not unreasonable to expect team members facing the uncertainties associated with a global pandemic to be anxious, and increasingly so as one countermeasure after another is put into place by their organizations and by their government to fight the novel coronavirus.  Leaders, themselves, are anxious and this is how human beings normally react… Continue Reading An Anxious Team

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It can be frustrating when individuals do not execute on their responsibilities.  When it is a member of our own team that is underperforming, we have the opportunity to directly manage that performance and to restate our expectations to increase understanding and alignment.  If that doesn’t bring about the improved performance, we have access to… Continue Reading Compromising Accountability

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