strengths

Your Glasses or Mine?

Your Glasses or Mine?

Powerful partnerships exist when two unique individuals can communicate their needs and their assets, while respecting another person's needs and assets. I must be true to my language, while seeking to learn yours, and you must do the same to me in return.

Please Don’t Waste Your Money on the Next Big Trend

Please Don’t Waste Your Money on the Next Big Trend

The next big personality test isn’t going to do anything for you than distract your people from the most important work they’re doing. So please, stop wasting your money on whatever shiny thing you see next and instead make solid investment in developing your people!

Are You Starting Off on the Wrong Foot?

Are You Starting Off on the Wrong Foot?

Typically, a "first day" on the job looks like a lot of paperwork, not much interaction and a definite start off on the wrong foot. Instead of sending the message to new hires that they are being courted for long-term commitment, organizations welcome them in a cold, sterile and less than exciting way. First impressions are too important to keep doing them the wrong way!

Say No to the Pose

Say No to the Pose

What is the appropriate balance between embracing our strengths (and consequently admitting our non-strengths) and being willing to learn new skills, grow, and develop? For how long do we keep stretching before deciding that our professional muscles just aren’t cut out for a certain task, job or role? 

Grow. Past. Me.

Grow. Past. Me.

All too often, I think we approach collaboration and mentorship with a “survival of the fittest” mentality instead, seeing the pie as a limited size. If the pie can’t grow, then adding more diners will only shrink my piece. This mindset leads to an unhealthy view of personal and professional growth & development.