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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 […]
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

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 […]
September 24, 2020

Connected Leaders & Healthy Workplaces

How can leaders in any organization support mental and emotional health? Most leaders are not mental health experts, but they can become skillful and accountable for […]
September 23, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 2: Where do we start?

Read Part 1 of this blog series: Mental Health in the Workplace: The Canary in the Coal Mine Anxiety, depression and stress are normal and healthy […]
August 25, 2020

Refocus Wasteful Conversation with a Simple Question: “What is it time for now?”

There’s an old saying: “If you’ve got one foot on yesterday and one foot on tomorrow, you’re pissing on today.” What can feel nefarious about this […]
August 25, 2020

Mental Health in the Workplace, Pt. 1: The Canary in the Coal Mine

Even before Covid-19 hit, there were signals of an emerging mental health crisis. The statistics[1] tell the story: 62% of managers have had to put the […]
July 6, 2020

The Backroad to Brilliance: From disappointment to discovery

“Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.” William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell   Decades ago, I was working with 25 people from various walks of […]
July 2, 2020

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Some Personal Lessons in Learning

Prior to my work on my PhD, I took a two-month trip around Europe. A member of our small group of four drove us in a […]