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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
September 28, 2021

8 Conversations for the Connected Sales Leader

All organizations are systems of conversation, and a sales team is no different. Every day, sales leaders are having conversations with the people on their team, […]
September 23, 2021

The Connected Sales Leader

The sales function is much more important than a revenue engine. It is the first touch that a prospective client or consumer has to your company’s […]
September 15, 2021

Sales Managers vs. Sales Leaders: It’s all about connection

The Sales Manager As the title would suggest, the job is to… manage sales. But what does that mean? Well, traditionally it’s meant handling a myriad of […]
August 30, 2021

Manipulation Isn’t Communication

I read a brief “how-to” article recently in a newsletter. The advice focused on getting your phone calls returned and one of the highlighted tips reminded me why […]
May 9, 2017

A Tale of Two Ads: the cost of disconnection

Empathy. (Don’t roll your eyes.) People often call it a ‘soft skill’ – and the underlying implication is that ‘soft skills’ just aren’t as business critical […]
July 7, 2015

I wonder…

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” –Socrates I love spending my time with passionate people – whether it’s passion to save the world or passion for the technology […]