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    A Way Forward In The Midst Of Turmoil

    Two Things You Can Do As A Leader Right Now We’ve been knocked down, the ten count is almost done and it’s time to rise. With Coronavirus, we’ve been face down on the mat for Read more >

  • What Would Grandma Betty Do?

    She’s 90. My husband’s Grandma Betty is 90. And today we’re in Cabo San Lucas celebrating her - a woman whose family absolutely adores her.  At 80 she got her Read more >

  • How to Manage Up

      Get clear on the concern or opportunity you see and what you’re committed to. What specifically are you concerned about?  Regarding this concern, do you have specific examples/instances from your own experience that Read more >

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What Would Grandma Betty Do?

January 10th, 2020|Comments Off on What Would Grandma Betty Do?

She’s 90. My husband’s Grandma Betty is 90. And today we’re in Cabo San Lucas celebrating her - a woman whose family absolutely adores her.  At 80 she got her Read more >

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How to Savor the Moment at Work

July 12th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Savor the Moment at Work

Yep, that’s it.  That’s our culture tip for the week.  Savor.  At work. Pause, be present and appreciate… the moment the person the collective effort and commitment the accomplishments And when all seems unworthy, Read more >

Know Your Conflict Style and That of Your Team

October 26th, 2016|Comments Off on Know Your Conflict Style and That of Your Team

In general, we all have a “go to” conflict style when we’re not our best selves.  When we are our best selves we’re grounded, committed to a resolution, and we don’t take things personally.  Read more >

Position Based Skills

Forgive AND Forget

September 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Forgive AND Forget

I’ve spoken about the power of genuinely owning and apologizing for one’s behavior, lack of accountability, etc. – especially if you’re in a leadership and management role - and then specifically outlining how it won’t Read more >

Whole Integrity Checklist

March 31st, 2015|0 Comments

A lack of integrity can devour credibility – especially if you’re in a position of authority. Being “out of integrity” in our society is almost unforgiveable: He’s a hypocrite. She’s a liar. He can’t be Read more >

Permission Based Skills

No, really, thank YOU

November 21st, 2018|Comments Off on No, really, thank YOU

No really – I want you to get this.  It’s because of people like you – people who really care - that this work is so rewarding. As someone who is committed to creating an Read more >

Contribution Based Skills

The Hustle Myth

August 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on The Hustle Myth

Just the other day I had a CEO share with me that he wants his team to hustle more. He wants them to experience an overall sense of urgency – believing that this will Read more >

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Be Attached, Be Disappointed

May 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Be Attached, Be Disappointed

We’re told not to be emotionally attached to the outcome. I couldn’t disagree more. I want you and your team to care about results.  The easy emotion is feeling the rush of excitement when you Read more >

I Failed, and I Hope You Do Too

July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on I Failed, and I Hope You Do Too

*For those of you who participated in our Online Culture Works Happy Hour on Thursday 7/13/17, you know it didn’t work.  Happy Hour became “Why the heck won't this promo code work?” Hour. And while Read more >

The Big Small Idea

July 7th, 2015|Comments Off on The Big Small Idea

I’ve had several roaming thoughts this past week that culminated into a beautiful, slightly painful, self-awareness. And yes, this is still a culture tip. Just a bit of a deeper dive and a somewhat self-indulgent Read more >

Reputation Based Skills

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A Way Forward In The Midst Of Turmoil

June 5th, 2020|Comments Off on A Way Forward In The Midst Of Turmoil

Two Things You Can Do As A Leader Right Now We’ve been knocked down, the ten count is almost done and it’s time to rise. With Coronavirus, we’ve been face down on the mat for Read more >

How to Manage Up

November 18th, 2019|Comments Off on How to Manage Up

  Get clear on the concern or opportunity you see and what you’re committed to. What specifically are you concerned about?  Regarding this concern, do you have specific examples/instances from your own experience that Read more >

Supervising Friends at Work

April 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Supervising Friends at Work

You’ve just been promoted to management. You are now officially in charge of a team of your prior peers, many of whom you consider friends. Supervising friends at work? This can be a tough Read more >

When Your Feelings Don’t Matter

June 28th, 2018|Comments Off on When Your Feelings Don’t Matter

A friend of mine who is the father of a 3 year-old told me that the other night his son asked him to give him a piggyback ride up the stairs for bath time.  It Read more >

Admiration Based Skills

4 Backbones to Leading in Uncertain Times

August 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on 4 Backbones to Leading in Uncertain Times

Uncertainty is scary.  The unknown is scary.  While there’s always uncertainty and the future is always unknown, a team I worked with recently has some pretty big anticipated hurdles coming up in about a year.  Read more >

Can You Teach Someone How To Be A Leader?

October 8th, 2015|Comments Off on Can You Teach Someone How To Be A Leader?

And is leadership development worthwhile? Leadership is defined as “a process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.” There are “leaders” Read more >

Empowering Context – Your Confidence is Key

July 28th, 2015|Comments Off on Empowering Context – Your Confidence is Key

Recently I had two separate leaders from completely different organizations tell me they didn’t think their team could be successful around accomplishing the challenge at hand. And they’re right. Because if the leader has a Read more >

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