I’ve always had a fascination with maps. I love to see the big picture, to know where I’m going, to see where one road intersects another, to explore the many possibilities of getting from one place to the next. I love the challenge of figuring out the most direct route regardless of where Google Maps or Waze
Do you dread your weekly or monthly meetings? If so, you’re not alone. Many of us have sat through meetings we would describe as “a big waste of time.” We leave feeling confused, frustrated, or worse—fatigued. One of my favorite business leaders + author of the best-selling book Death by Meeting—Patrick Lencioni—offers insights on how to make
Do you have someone in your life who dismisses their actions, emotions or communication style because they say, “Well, I say it like it is because I’m an 8 on the Enneagram.”? Or because they’re an “ENTJ” on the Myers-Briggs, or a “DI” on the DISC Profile. While those assessment labels are great tools in the “toolbox”
Can you describe the personality of your team or your organization? I’ve learned a lot about identifying and developing organizational personalities from my dear friend + leadership consultant, Jenni Catron. Jenni often says, “Leaders are ‘Keepers of Culture’.” And what she means by that is this: “Leaders know that a great team culture requires deliberate effort. Teams will work
Recently I had lunch with a dear friend who recently lost her mom to a very short and courageous battle with cancer. I asked what she missed most about her mom and if there were any special reminders of her mom or small mementos left behind in her care. “My mom wasn’t a collector, so
Have you ever stopped to notice your affect on the people around you? Or how about the way those people affect you? One of our favorite summer traditions is taking a trip back east to rural West Virginia. Deep in the heart of the Appalachian mountains is the family farm we go to retreat from the busyness
Anybody else wish you could squeeze a little bit more creativity out of your team? Every day, teams of talented, creative, thoughtful, passionate, hardworking men and women give blank stares, burn valuable time and energy, and hold back on their creative talents when given ideal opportunities.