20 March

Oprah Winfrey – Go Deep and Move Forward

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Oprah Winfrey – Go Deep and Move Forward

Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty to an unmarried teen mother in rural Mississippi. Sexually abused in childhood, she ran away from home at age 13 to live with her father in Nashville, Tennessee. In those early days, Oprah loved to read and found early success as a top honor student. She began college but…

18 March

How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

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How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

You can face discomfort and anxiety by changing your relationship to change. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. Many of us prefer the easy road. We possess a natural inclination to stick with…

13 February

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Have you ever wondered why we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day at work? Especially when business success depends more than ever on the power of people and their passion for what they do. For some odd reason, we are uncomfortable with the word ‘love’ at work. Maybe it’s because we compartmentalize our lives, and would rather…

30 January

Who is that Person in the Mirror?

Who is that Person in the Mirror?

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?”  In Snow White, Grimm’s famous fairy tale, the Magic Mirror never lies – much to the Queen’s great displeasure. But in real life, there is no such thing as a magic mirror and our mirrors don’t always tell the truth. When we look at…

22 November

Three Steps to Developing a Growth Mindset

Three Steps to Developing a Growth Mindset

Everywhere I go these days, business is getting easier AND more complicated. We have access to more information, seemingly unlimited resources and opportunities to succeed. Yet there are more choices, competition comes from everywhere, and it’s tougher to focus and prioritize getting the work done. The world is simply getting more complex. Fortunately, our brains…

24 October

Building a Shared Consciousness in a Health Care Setting

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Building a Shared Consciousness in a Health Care Setting

“All living things are interconnected through networks of relationships. We depend on this web of life to survive.” Thomas Friedman, New York Times best-selling author What makes humans stand out is our capacity to be aware of our connections. True connectedness is based on shared consciousness-a belief that we need one another to excel, and…

16 September

Workplace Flexibility: Mutual Trust and Shared Responsibility to be Transformational

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Workplace Flexibility: Mutual Trust and Shared Responsibility to be Transformational

The war for talent, the growth of the gig economy, and the changing attitudes toward work have fundamentally altered the nature of work. Couple that with radical advances in technology and you have a workplace and workforce that must be transformed for the future. DEMOGRAPHIC SHIFTS – Changing attitudes across gender, ethnicity, and the five generations are requiring deeper mutual…

5 September

Customer Intimacy: Staying Close to Customers in a World of Change

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Customer Intimacy: Staying Close to Customers in a World of Change

The smart, empowered customer is demanding better products, responsive solutions, and distinctive customer experiences. With unlimited devices and channels, organizations must ensure that all employees understand the customers’ changing needs and desires to ensure loyalty and retention. WHOLISTIC SOLUTIONS – Customers are hungry for suppliers who provide products and services that connect to the whole person, sense their struggles, and create…

9 August

Scalable Learning: Leadership Skills at Every Level

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Scalable Learning: Leadership Skills at Every Level

With increasing complexity, pressure for relevance, and competition for talent, organizations must accelerate learning and unlock the full potential of the workforce. This will require scalable leadership development for people at all levels of the organization. What do our organizations require to accelerate scalable learning?  LEARNING AGILITY – The ability to adapt quickly will be the next core universal competency….

2 August

Agile Cultures Thriving in Uncertainty

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Agile Cultures Thriving in Uncertainty

Speed, uncertainty, competition, and globalization are forcing organizations to adapt quickly to the winds of change. To be successful, we need flexible and resilient people and teams to drive change, in addition to agile work environments that support learning, innovation, and energizing work. What do our organizations require to be agile in a complex world? • BUILT FOR SPEED –…