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May 16, 2024

Navigating Change & Uncertainty | On Connection

  Change and uncertainty are unavoidable challenges for organizations and leaders to lean into today. Whether those changes and shifting circumstances are externally driven or strategic […]
April 29, 2024

Care Longer

In 2024, approximately half the world’s population will be impacted by some form of a national election, according to Time Magazine.  Since the beginning of this […]
April 19, 2024

The Key to Turning Differences Into Value: Practicing Accuracy | On Connection

  When we find ourselves in disagreement with another person, it’s easy to put our energy into winning the argument. How do I get my point […]
April 18, 2024

Connected Teams – Setting a New Standard for Leadership, If You Choose

Over many years of experience with work, sports and volunteering, the idea that “we are a team” has almost always been operating in many of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
April 13, 2023

The Ripple Effects of Emotional Agility

Most leaders can reflect on their past and quickly find times that they wish they could have a “do over”. When we are reactive and not […]
February 21, 2023

What Inspires Engagement for Younger Generations

As a Millennial who has been talked about by older generations (and now observes and talks about the younger ones), I’ve listened and been part of […]
February 16, 2023

The Organic Cycle of Rhythmic Leadership

It was impossible not to get nostalgic in times of isolation. At the time of writing this text it was Sunday and the day was beautiful. […]
February 16, 2023

What Rope Are You Tangled In?

At the end of last year, I had the privilege of going through a 360 leadership review process.  I was truly humbled by what the team […]
February 7, 2023

The Design of Magic in Team Building: Credibility, Influence & Impact

In 2022 I had the privilege to be a participant in Conversant’s generative leadership program, Credibility, Influence and Impact. About once a year we have the […]
December 29, 2022

You Can Have It All But Maybe Not All At Once: The Practice of Balance

The holiday season is a time of year filled with polarities. On one hand, it can bring immense joy, and on the other it can bring […]
December 27, 2022

Questions that Accelerate Curiosity and Diffuse Self-Defense

During the holiday seasons, we potentially re-enter the seasoned pattern of mindsets that accompany family gatherings. When you think about family gatherings around the holidays, notice […]
October 27, 2022

Why the Four-Day Work Week Isn’t the Answer to Stress & Burnout

You may have heard about the four-day workweek experiment that’s been happening across the UK this year. While the four-day workweek isn’t a brand-new idea, this […]
September 14, 2022

Collaborating through Stress, Uncertainty, & Complex Challenges | On Connection

Most organizations in the world are experiencing dynamic change and facing uncertain futures. At the same time, their people are stressed, overwhelmed, and facing dynamic change […]