Organizations and people go through developmental arcs. Sometimes the perfect strategy, business environment, talent, resources, and messaging align like the stars. Leaders are collaborative, communicative, and innovative. Employees are engaged, change masters, and motivated. Risk-taking is measured and effective. The focus is on maximizing possibility and not fixation on metrics. Yes, metrics have their place, … Continue reading They Need You to Let Go
Mid-career professionals considering whether to quit their job and go after the big dream; students at the professional doorstep deciding on a major and a life path; the unexpected job offer; deciding whether and whom to marry; committing to having children – there is usually one key question left dangling in the middle of all … Continue reading The Big Question
“What a shame. That’s unfortunate. Wow. I would never have believed….” Disappointment, that’s what happens when imperfect people, and we all are, fall short of the mark in leadership. Whether personally involved or not, when it becomes public, regardless of whether it’s in our little office circle, in the whole company, or in the press, … Continue reading Shame
As we move towards each other for meetings and teleconferences, and past each other, racing from task to task, we sometimes collide. Other times, we effortlessly meld into one glorious ballet of angelic music, harmony, and athletic poetry. In the business world, we label it teamwork or collaboration or synchrony, and we strive with all … Continue reading Why Did You Say, “Yes?”
Busy, busy, busy! That’s what we hear. Our people are busy at work. Ask them. Our companies are busy being productive. Check on those metrics. Our organizations are delivering on the mission. Watch for impact. Everything is in accelerated motion; so speedy, we risk having no idea whether we’re relevant anymore ‘cause just check in … Continue reading The Two “D’s”: Discipline & Discernment
When I was 13, my parents and I started going to a campground, which birthed a lifelong friendship between the owners’ extended family and us. One of the family members had her first child the second year, and she immediately crept into my heart like a daughter or a baby sister. Little did I know, … Continue reading When God Works Your Future Before The Influencers are Even Born – “Thank you, my friends”
You’ve created the strategic vision, mission, outcomes, and strategies, so everyone should be ready to go! You’ve distributed a digital copy, a paper copy, and it’s on your website. You’re tweeting and blogging about it and talking about it at every employee meeting. Every department has their piece of it. Everyone has the deadline dates. … Continue reading Get On With Changing
My husband recently reminded me that I had done very little to design my own life. He recalled at key moments before every transition that “out of the blue” the next phone call, brochure, family member, professor, etc. had been the specific catalyst to a significant change in my journey. Of course, “out of the … Continue reading Who is Calling and Do I Want to Answer?