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.