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Nov 7 2019

The Power Is in the Ask

2019-11-13T11:51:24-06:00November 7th, 2019|Communication, Leadership|

“The smart ones ask when they don’t know. And, sometimes, when they do.” –Malcolm Forbes, Entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine A client, coachee or prospect would like to learn more about our services and we have an hour scheduled with a ton of ground to cover. How can I ensure we touch on the [...]

Oct 30 2019

The Big Dog Goes Last

2019-11-13T11:58:51-06:00October 30th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Retention Strategies|

If you want to ensure collaboration and buy-in during strategic planning meetings or when you have a big decision to make, it’s imperative that all stakeholders are able to weigh in and be heard. Facilitating these meetings and driving critical decisions can be challenging with diverse personalities, competing self-interests, internal politics, limited time and other [...]

Oct 23 2019

Becoming Replaceable

2019-11-13T12:01:46-06:00October 23rd, 2019|Succession|

In the past three months, I’ve become a grandfather (twice!), celebrated my 61st birthday, and taken on the role of Director of Men’s Ministries at my church.  Taking on this new role was included on my “possibilities” list discussed in my June 2018 blog, Keeping seems easy.  Stopping is hard.  Starting even harder. I accepted [...]

Oct 18 2019

Fitness AND Fun

2019-11-13T12:04:03-06:00October 18th, 2019|Leadership, Personal Development|

This past weekend, I ran the Market To Market (M2M) relay with six other professional women. This was my fourth M2M, but my first as Team Captain. My prior team’s members transitioned out for a variety of reasons and I was faced with rebuilding the team from the ground up. Looking back, I feel so [...]

Oct 10 2019

A Problem Solving Approach to Making Decisions

2019-11-13T12:07:55-06:00October 10th, 2019|Governance/Decision Making, Leadership, Personal Development|

Choosing which job offer to take. Deciding to sell your home. Identifying the best candidate for the position. Giving critical feedback to a team member or client. Identifying which initiative to front burner and which to back burner. These and more are decisions that we face every day and often can leave us stressed or [...]

Sep 27 2019

What If Everything Were Sacred?

2019-11-13T12:09:55-06:00September 27th, 2019|Personal Development|

It takes no effort to love. The state has its own innate joy. Questions answer themselves if you are aware enough. Life is safe; flowing with the current of being is the simplest way to live. Resistance never really succeeds. Controlling the flow of life is impossible. -Deepak Chopra The Path to Love: Spiritual Strategies [...]

Sep 25 2019

I’m a Millennial and We’re Begging to be Heard

2019-11-13T12:14:49-06:00September 25th, 2019|Next Generation, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Succession|

At almost every event I attend with friends, the topic of work always seems to creep in. They share their stories and frustrations about their offices or their bosses and all too often I wish there was some discreet way to anonymously send articles about NextGen talent and clients, creating a better culture, or feedback [...]

Sep 20 2019

Debunking Myths About Remote Work

2019-11-01T16:11:30-05:00September 20th, 2019|Anytime Anywhere Work™|

“We can’t hire a remote employee because of XYZ (insert your concern here).” We’ve heard every objection possible to keep firms from hiring their first remote employee, expanding access to remote work options, or keeping a valued employee who moves away by providing them a remote work role. At the same time, employees crave more [...]

Sep 13 2019

Solve Your Capacity Challenges with Non-Traditional Hires

2019-11-01T16:14:12-05:00September 13th, 2019|HR/Organizational Development, Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies|

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." This quote is often attributed to Charles H. Duell, the Commissioner of US patent office in 1899. We know this to be far from that truth and that new inventions are happening all the time and at a faster pace than ever. Just look at our cars, [...]

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