26
AUG
2016

Team Climate Change: 1 Company Culture Tool Gets U Ready 4 the Heat!

The everyday actions your company culture uses to reinforce underlying values are worth your attention.  Does your company have this essential culture tool to cope with change?  Check out these situations….  Casey + Co. is a small but thriving start-up with a great production...
03
AUG
2016

Verbal Interruptions: Office No-No? Maybe not…

I’m a interrupter. Guilty as charged. I have been working to correct that obnoxious practice of verbal interruptions for some time, but I have yet to be fully reformed.  I know cutting someone off mid-sentence is irritating.  I know that my diving headlong into my own point of...
27
JUN
2016

Improv in the Workplace…..NOT what you think!

What are your associations with the word Improvisation? Who’s Line is it Anyway?  The Groundlings?  Those Improv Everywhere videos on YouTube? Whatever the word brings to mind, it probably as entertainment right?  It’s fun to watch people up there leaping into space with no net! ...
14
OCT
2015

“The Martian” Inspires some “Otherworldly” Teamwork

My husband and I went to see “The Martian”.  Aside from an intriguing story, terrific, subtle humor in the writing, the tech and special effects (and ok, Matt Damon), I was reminded what happens when we have experiences that completely infuse us with inspiration…. and often that...
10
SEP
2015

3 Quick & Easy Strategies to (Sneak) Mindfulness into Your Work Day….

As I begin this post, I’m aware that I have been trying for 4 hours to get enough quiet so that I can concentrate and write.  My first impulse is that my schedule, my commitments, my world is doing this to me!  But I was the one to make the decision to follow an old insidious...
21
AUG
2015

3 Bias Busters to use BEFORE you make that Next Important Decision….

I get to facilitate a fascinating discussion on Explicit and Implicit Bias in a University setting next week.  The focus is on implementing more diversity in hiring for tenured faculty positions – particularly in STEM subjects, which, over the last 20 years, have shown a...
11
MAR
2015

3 Ways to Unlearn from Experience…

When I was growing up in Colorado, my dad was a rock climbing instructor and just about every summer/fall weekend would find us up in the Rockies dangling from ropes hundreds of feet above the ground. I still know how to knot the rope around my waist, and if I ever find myself...
13
FEB
2015

6 Ways to use SILENCE in Your Next Meeting & Why You Want To…

I have a brilliant colleague – maybe you do too – who will NOT stop talking. A group of us drove with her from Portland, ME to Boston for an education event, and she proceeded in her 1-way “conversation” for the entire two-hour drive. I kept wondering how she was able...
01
FEB
2015

Love em or Hate em…Games have Impact in Adult Learning

People have interesting reactions to training “games” in the workplace. And interesting varieties of history with them, often predicated on whether or not they have “won” a particular game, and whether games were effectively used as learning tools in their formative years. In the...