We All Have a Calling

We All Have a Calling

What is most rewarding about having a career that helps other people find the right career for them? It seems somewhat paradoxical but I could also say that my greatest passion is to help others find theirs. Or, I could say that my mission has been to help other people find and follow their mission. Certainly there is tremendous satisfaction in seeing the satisfaction and joy that those I have had the privilege of coaching and supporting have found for themselves.

How to Ensure You Have the Right People in the Right Roles

How to Ensure You Have the Right People in the Right Roles

Right person in the right seat. This metaphor from Jim Collins’ now famous book "Good to Great” talks about your company as a bus and you as the bus driver. The bus is at a standstill and you need to get it moving in the right direction. This metaphor begs two key questions – “How do you know if a person is the right person to have on the bus?” and more importantly, in the self-driving bus of 2018, “How do I know I even have the right seats on my bus?”

How to Approach Difficult Conversations

How to Approach Difficult Conversations

“Don’t see me” our niece used to say when she was a toddler. The same message seems to apply in adult conversations when the prospect of having a difficult conversation arises. It’s certainly not easy to have these conversations and the habit is to hide from it and wish it away, but that only escalates the problem.

Work IS the Conversation and Conversations are Important Work

Work IS the Conversation and Conversations are Important Work

It is time to change the conversation about work and realize that the work is the conversation. Our focus is on helping individuals, teams, leaders and the entire organization shift from the old world of minimal conversations – keeping your head down and grinding away at tasks – to the new world conversations – diversity of perspectives, engaging and synergizing each other’s strengths and passions, searching for innovative solutions to old world problems and shifting management principles to leadership vision for a rapidly changing world.