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Humanizing the Workplace: The Teal Organization Shift

Shifting the consciousness of organizations is a big task. Organizational leadership and management have historically been a “top down” approach based on hierarchical management, lack-of-vulnerability, and a hiding of emotion. It’s time for a change. The world is...

Spring’s Energy Force

Spring. Spring is a time of planting seeds. Spring is a time of re-emergence. Spring is a time of blossoming. Spring is a time of renewal. It takes energy and a powerful force for plants, flowers, and trees to re-awaken—just as it does for humans. Many think of spring...

Why Allowing Space is a Leadership Imperative

We’re almost a quarter way through 2019 and I want to talk about the importance of allowing and holding space as a leader. Allowing Space is an antidote to the extreme “busyness” I’m seeing people feel right now - from colleagues to clients to friends to leaders. Many...

Why a Shift in Workplace Consciousness is Vital in 2019

It’s the end of 2018 and many leaders are burnt out. All around the world––CEOS, executives, and employees are going to work feeling like they have to, not necessarily because they want to. They are exhausted when they get home, exhausted when they leave the next day,...

2018 – February InSight: Evolve With Us!

I set my one word for 2018 to be "evolve".  With my own evolution, meant the evolution of my company. I've been lucky to work with clients and colleagues that are pioneering what work and leadership development is all about. I invite you to experience part of the...

2017 – November InSight: The New Workplace: A Poll

The New Workplace: A Poll In September, I published an article on Forbes, The New Workplace: Where Meaning And Purpose Are More Important Than Ever summarizing  how we ultimately find meaning and purpose in work and why it matters. As we approach the end of 2017 and...

2017 – August InSight: Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! As we welcome back the new school year and all the newness it brings every year, it seemed time to also welcome back the InSight newsletter. While I haven't published a newsletter in some time, the last year has been one of the most interesting and...

2016 – August InSight: A Reactively Creative Web

A Reactively Creative Web As I was reflecting on the extraordinary conversations, facilitations and coaching I've been engaged with recently, I realized I've never written about some key transformational approaches centering on the reactive and creative elements of...

2016 – April InSight: On Courage

On Courage  As a coach and consultant, I'm passionate about continuing to learn new techniques to help individuals, teams and organizations become more fulfilled and effective.  I'm passionate about seeing change in the workplace and developing emotionally intelligent...

2016 – March InSight: Are you Coachable?

Are you Coachable? Last week I attended a PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) 2-day continuing education clinic to keep my Level 1 ski instructor certification current. It was a great two days though I have to say it was quite humbling and showed me that I...

2015 – July InSight: A Personal Note on Purpose

A Personal Note on Purpose Many of us are driven everyday by some purpose. Some of us have multiple purposes.  For me, the core purpose of my life and how I show up in my business and to my clients has been driven by the events of 2009-2012. It wasn't too long after I...

2015 – June InSight: Innovation & The Mind

Innovation & The Mind I'm finding it so interesting as I spend time at global clients, read articles and reflect upon my own life how much innovation and creativity come up as important components to success and well-being. And yet, when we take a look at the...

2015 – March InSight: Managing the Matrix

Managing the Matrix David and I started a series on the future of leadership some months ago. Since then, we have both continued to consult and coach in global organizations that are experiencing significant transformation. The rapid rate of change continues to amaze...

2014 – December InSight: Finding the Energy

Finding the Energy Gearing down on 2014 can be tiring and sometimes even frantic.  I know I have many things to get done before the clock strikes January 1, 2015.  However, now is a great time to reflect on what may energize both you and your team as we move forward...

2014 – July InSight: Leadership Preparedness

Leadership Preparedness Our last article examined the forces that will change how people lead and manage. With such analysis, we prepare our organizations for disasters, IT outages and cash shortfalls very thoughtfully. How well do we prepare for the future of...

2014 – June InSight: Future of Leadership?

Future of Leadership? This new series is being co-authored with David Mitchell, a 40 year veteran of innovation, business leadership and executive coaching. Read more about David below. As we examine the future of leadership over the coming months, our first article...

2014 – May InSight: Values & Leadership

Values & Leadership I did my first intentional values exercise when I was just out of college. Realizing I may not exactly know what I wanted as a career even though I had just started a great job, I took a class on finding the right career.  I still have that...

2014 – April InSight: On “Focus”

On "Focus" I recently read Daniel Goleman's latest book, "Focus - The Hidden Driver of Excellence".  It is an outstanding set of work detailing the distractions our technology-filled world has created, the issues caused in both youth success and adult leadership. It...

2014 – February InSight: Wellness & The Bottom Line

Wellness & The Bottom Line Regardless if my coaching client's main goals center around setting a vision and strategy for their organization, communication effectiveness, or other professional improvement, one thing we always find ourselves touching on is stress...