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What About ME?

People who are a part of implementing change in organizations know that no matter what initial communications are happening in the organization, that pretty much everybody in the audience is thinking some variation of “What does this mean to me?”. In fact, one aspect of the communication plan is to do one’s best to give…

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Is Your Five Year Old Self Running Your Conflicts?

You are at choice when you are having a disagreement. Most times what I would really like to do is act on my best childish response. Let’s see shall I: Run away and THEN they will be sorry that they weren’t nicer to me or… Hmmmmm. Actually, that’s about it. No, wait, there’s another: I’m…

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Society Says

“Well darkness has a hunger that’s insatiable, And lightness has a call that’s hard to hear” – “Closer to Fine” – The Indigo Girls People often erect barriers to success constructed from “what will other people think?” I know these barriers all too well. I have built myself curbs, hurdles, walls, and prisons from this type…

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The Not Knowing Leader

In Leadership Development programs, we often encourage leaders to be more “Coach-like” in their interactions, to not simply provide an answer or direction but to be curious, dig deeper and to have people come up with their own answers as much as possible. This approach creates challenges for a lot of leaders for many reasons.…

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Habits, Beliefs and a Big “Oops”

I missed an early morning Skype appointment today – By the time I turned on my computer and saw the “where are you” message, it was way too late. The interesting thing, though, is that I actually checked yesterday to see what my schedule for today looked like and totally missed seeing this appointment, which…

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Society Says

People often erect barriers constructed from “what will other people think?”. I know these barriers all too well. I have built myself curbs, hurdles, walls, and prisons from this type of thinking. I always use the same materials, like a designer stuck on using shag carpet. It wasn’t terribly effective even when it was in…

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Technology – I need a brain upgrade

Wow! When you have put keeping up with technology on the back burner for a few years, it certainly takes some effort to figure out what it is, what you want to do with it, and why you even want to know!  The brain likes taking shortcuts and we are very well wired to be…

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