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A prospective client recently asked me if there is a common thread in our coaching practice working with leaders. My simple response - ‘Communication. People want to connect at a deeper level to get through to another person or member of a team, and they...read more
“Trust” typically ranks at the top among key attributes of highly performing teams. To help assess the level of trust within the team, I run an exercise that I call ‘trust continuum’ - I invite each team member to take turns standing in a place...read more
You may react to this title as though it is an oxymoron. How can that be true? Vulnerable and Powerful? Not possible, at least if you operate from a traditional set of management operating beliefs. But, there is a limit of how far my power will...read more
Chaos within a management team is inevitable. We define chaos as anything that takes the team out of its comfort zone. Usually when a team or individual senses that there is “chaos ahead”, they try to avoid or minimize the issue. This is completely...read more
Chaos is difficult and scary - and easy to avoid. That’s why many of us choose not to confront someone with our truth. Even when I know that my truth is just my set of beliefs, opinions and perspective, it can come off as a biting, confrontational attack...read more
Vulnerability has a sacred place inside the workplace. Building trust - an essential ingredient of effective teams - starts with vulnerability. And it begins with the leader taking the risk of showing his/ her humanity. As a coach, I've...read more
Ritual for the last week of the calendar year is clarifying the vision for the coming year. So, given an otherwise light schedule, I started to create mine. Until I got stuck. Like flashing lights, I was distracted by the untended morass of papers on my...read more