The Cringiest Coaching Conversation I Ever Had

The Cringiest Coaching Conversation I Ever Had

A few years back I had the worst coaching-not-coaching conversation of my life.  A friend and colleague of mine had gotten into a heated discussion on a team project call.  Our issues simmered-under-the-surface, but never boiled over.  Leaving the call, we were in an unstated disagreement.  I was silently fuming.  She was aware something was…

The Undeniable Connection Between Trust and Growth Mindset

The Undeniable Connection Between Trust and Growth Mindset

The benefit of a growth mindset has long been identified as the key to organizations that seek continuous improvement.  Growth mindset, defined by Carol Dweck, is the belief that our most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.  Dweck’s practice of growth mindset, though, goes further than skill development.  Individuals with a…

“Everything happens so much” and The Empathetic Listener

“Everything happens so much” and The Empathetic Listener

Over ten years ago, a Twitter post sparked a reaction from folks across the internet that quickly went viral.  The simple post, “Everything happens so much” has been called “the general tweet of the decade” and “the defining text of our age.”  (Atlantic Monthly) It’s perhaps more felt today than it was at the time…

Hybrid Anxiety

Hybrid Anxiety

Two years ago, at this exact time many of us across the US, and around the globe, were in full lockdown mode. Separated from family and friends, we learned what it meant to pod with just our immediate families. We worked and home schooled simultaneously – every square surface being converted in a school desk or workstation. We…

Is Your Organization Fauxmote?

Is Your Organization Fauxmote?

Organizations around the globe are continuing to navigate their stance on remote and hybrid work.  Many are proudly claiming to be a “Remote First” organizations when the truth is they are anything but.   Fauxmote organizations, fake remote organizations, are those that say they provide flexibility via remote work scenarios and then ask employees to commit to a…

Leading Teams with Individuality and Connection – Supporting a Constellation

Leading Teams with Individuality and Connection – Supporting a Constellation

The employee-organization narrative is being rewritten.  The story that began, “Once upon a time, an employee commuted into the office at 9 am” is now a choose-your-own adventure story.  And employees are choosing – in spectacular fashion.  Choosing their hours, their days and, as we’ve seen in the quit rates, who they want to work…

Be Humble to Avoid Stumbles

Be Humble to Avoid Stumbles

Employees are recalibrating their lives. They’re leaving their jobs in record numbers. But the harsh reality is they also are leaving their managers. While the “Great Resignation” provides insight into larger organizational trends, it’s critical we examine how employees perceive their leaders—especially where they see them succeeding and stumbling. Leaders carry a heavy and complex…