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About Kris Boesch

Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases employee happiness and boosts the bottom-line. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research Boesch conducted with the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. She is also the author of Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average. Kris is also a proud mother, dancing diva and dog lover.

I was told “don’t share this with anyone.”

If you’re in a position of authority and you tell one of your team members, “don’t share this with anyone,” thin ice magically appears below your feet as well as theirs.

You have just created a precarious predicament.  Both of you are implicated – you in sharing and them in knowing.

Asking a team member to withhold information from ot Read more >

What Does Team Mean?

Just recently I had someone share the idea of being team as compared to being part of a team.

We didn’t have time to talk further, and yet when they said it, I was taken – and so I’ve been left to evaluate why this resonated for me so deeply and wanted to share some thoughts in case this lands as compelling for you and your tea Read more >

The Ultimate Unexpected Leadership Movie

Last week I had the honor of attending Generations Healthcare’s heartfelt and moving “Caring for a Lifetime” Presidential Awards Ceremony in which they celebrate an exceptional staff member from each one of their locations.

Prior to the ceremony, Tom Olds, the CEO, opened the day with his delightful Socratic approach.  He asked his team, “What’s Read more >

One Way to “Balance” the Big Picture with the Important Details

Bookend the week with both.

Open the week by speaking to the mission and painting the vision in vivid detail.  Also outline the measurable strategic progress and actionable bite-size steps the team is taking that week to achieve strategic quarterly goals.  Then share your belief in their capacity and speak to the strength of your shared identity Read more >

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