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June 12, 2024

Do You Want a Culture of Safety? Bet on Presence Over Reactivity.

Being present and aware in our day-to-day life makes us generally less susceptible to accidents. This is true in all areas of our lives. If we […]
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 […]
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

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 […]