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April 4, 2024

Resolving Conflict | On Connection

  Conflict resolution and the valuable management of differences are leadership skills that continue to be identified as critical areas of development across organizations and industries. […]
February 28, 2024

Conflict – An Act of Inclusion and Wellbeing?

I hear all the time from leaders “my team is conflict averse” or “so and so is conflict averse”.  I wonder, what do we mean when […]
February 7, 2024

Social Health: A Challenge for Leaders

How can leaders in any organization support mental and emotional health? While most leaders are not mental health experts, they can become skillful and accountable for […]
January 24, 2024

Challenges of Leadership: Practicing Emotional Leadership | On Connection

  Leading others has its challenges, and for the most senior leaders of organizations, there are some challenges that weigh heavily. What gets elevated to senior […]
January 10, 2024

Uncommon Advice for Achieving Your Goals | On Connection

  A new year brings opportunities for reflecting on our hopes and intentions for the year ahead, both personally and professionally. In organizational life, we set […]
November 27, 2023

Gratitude: A Pathway to Connection

Almost fifteen years ago, I participated in a 90-day self-development challenge, with about 20 other women, which invited us to take on behaviors and actions that […]
November 8, 2023

Influencing Without Authority | On Connection

  We know that influence is not limited to those with tenure, title, or hierarchy. Every member of an organization has the capacity to influence those […]
November 1, 2023

Leadership Influence | On Connection

  A leader’s ability to influence others, the quality and trajectory of work, performance, and results is integral to organizational success, and an indicator of the […]
October 30, 2023

Leadership Lessons from Zombie Movies

I have a secret love of zombie cinema, and while that isn’t usually relevant at work beyond “what have you been watching lately?” watercooler chit chat, […]
October 27, 2023

The Vulnerability of Inclusive Leadership & Purposeful Disruption

 “When I dare to be powerful — to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I […]
October 18, 2023

Raising and Resolving Issues | On Connection

A challenging part of work (and life) is addressing the disappointments and challenges that come up in our relationships with others. It could be performance or […]
October 4, 2023

Why leaders should care about BELONGING | On Connection

  Belonging is the B in DEIJB, one of the initials less understood or talked about, though not any less important. In fact, some consider belonging […]
September 6, 2023

Feedback and Performance Reviews | On Connection

  Performance reviews and feedback can be some of the most valuable tools in growth and career development, though they can also be some of the […]
August 24, 2023

Getting Unstuck: Turn dead ends into opportunities | On Connection

  There are times we all feel stuck, held back, or inhibited and often we aren’t clear or confident about what we can do to change […]
August 10, 2023

Your First Leadership Role? Here Are 6 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

When I first became a manager of people many years ago, I was faced with the challenge of leading people that were once my peers. And […]
August 10, 2023

Dealing With Confusion? Don’t Give Better Answers, Ask Better Questions.

I’m so confused by organizational confusion.  I’ve been hearing from individuals and teams lately about how they’re ‘confused’ about organizational goals or strategy.  It has me […]
August 10, 2023

Three Methods for Recovering Value in The Face of Conflict

I recently coached a client that implemented CRM systems as part of a technology consulting group. The group and the coachee had a great reputation, however, the […]
July 13, 2023

Credibility: Foundations of Trust & Influence | On Connection

  Our ability to influence people and the course of events starts with the level of credibility we have. It is a foundational leadership skill, one […]
June 28, 2023

Power part 3 Purposeful use of power | On Connection

  Practicing Inclusive Leadership – leadership that inspires inclusivity and causes an experience of belonging – is not just soft and emotional work. It is a […]
June 7, 2023

Leading Change | On Connection

  Emma Rose is joined by guest Lisa Horwitz, who plays a critical role in the digital transformation of a large national healthcare company. Over the […]
May 24, 2023

Growth & Development | On Connection

Growth and development are key parts of our lives at work, and for leaders, this is both a personal undertaking and something to sponsor in others. […]
May 15, 2023

Why AI Will Never Replace Our Emotional Intelligence

The Human Touch: Why AI Will Never Replace Our Emotional Intelligence Recently, I was with 3 colleagues in the Midwest for a 3-day, in-person meeting we […]
April 27, 2023

How to Handle Disappointment Like an Archaeologist

In 1994, Britain’s Channel 4 aired what would be the first of 20 seasons of a show called Time Team. The premise is simple: a team […]
April 26, 2023

Power, Part 2 | On Connection

For the second in our series on Power, we do a deeper dive into what we mean when we talk about power. Michelle and Robin share […]
April 13, 2023

Insights on Humanity From an AI ChatBot

It’s not absurd to say that we are bound to laziness. From inventing the wheel and discovering the fire, to instant messaging, humans have been consistently […]