How to maximize Inquiry over Advocacy Within Workplace Dynamics I am a bit of a loner. When I think about good practices in support of creativity, what comes to mind for me are things like taking a walk, visiting an art museum, journaling, being in nature, reading, sketching, meditation…generally things I can do alone. Bliss.… Continue reading Creativity is a Contact Sport
We talk a fair amount here about the importance of authenticity (applying a bit of intentionality toward knowing who you are and acting accordingly) and sometimes folks hear this is as an ooey-gooey, touchy-feely kind of thing that likely does not have any real value to the organization. One example of how this work can… Continue reading Authenticity and Value Alignment
In Jason’s most recent post, he mentioned the importance of setting rules for conflict. Based on what I see and hear in the workplace, conflict done well is a fairly rare thing. Many teams (and many leaders) don’t know how to do it well so they either do it poorly, or more commonly, they avoid… Continue reading Fight More. Fight Better.
Your conversations about talent are likely too small. Most managers and HR leaders I interact with talk about talent exclusively on the individual level. Everyone is fighting the so-called “war for talent.” And while engaging and retaining talented individuals certainly matters, we do not do work as individuals. More and more work, decision-making, and problem… Continue reading Creating Better Teams with Authenticity
Recently, Jason texted me the title of a conference session he was sitting in—Social Capital: Using ONA to Unleash Potential Across an Organization. He added, “this is a good sign.” We have been thinking, talking, and writing about social capital for several years now, and while our message has always been well received on the… Continue reading What Does Your Network Look Like?