Imagine sitting by the campfire after a long day on the trail. You are surrounded by fellow hikers and guides, people who care about the goal, and each other. What would you talk about? What questions would you pose and what wisdoms would you share?
It’s time to reflect and contemplate next moves, study the map, search for the best path, assess the energy of the group. What has changed? Continue reading Welcome to a Fireside Chat for Leaders
Can you ever restore trust, once it’s broken? The answer is maybe, but it requires swift and deliberate action by a leader.
First, acknowledge the mistake as bad judgment. Don’t make excuses. Next, lay out a roadmap for sustainable change. Do not accept status quo.
Continue reading You don’t win trust, you earn trust
Do you want people to buy into your solutions?
Start with the WIIFM. What’s in it for me? The WIIFM answers, “Why should I give my energy and time to help you achieve your goals?”. Continue reading Act 3: Connect
Yesterday I attended my first Moms Demand Action (MDA) Advocacy Day in Lansing, MI. It was not a demonstration or a bunch of angry moms screaming and yelling. It was a gathering of women and men, young and old, moms and non-moms, and everything in between coming together to learn how to have a meaningful conversation with our representatives in the state house and senate.
Continue reading Learn to say, “this is unacceptable”
We’ve been living under a theory about guns that has proven to be fatal to society.
Actually practicing gun safety is better than talking about a theory.
#enough #socialchange @MomsDemandAction Continue reading Theory is good; practice is better
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, and the Woman’s Movement, today’s focus is on the 5th Act of Leadership: Care.
Continue reading Act 5: Care
Designing a network of talent requires knowledge of people.
It’s not about what you can do for me, it’s about inspiring you to reach your potential. Continue reading Broker capability
How many members do we have? What’s our retention rate? Growth? How many website visits? Likes, Retweets, Followers….. It seems like between Change Management Institute, my consulting business and my social change initiatives I spend a lot of time tracking and analyzing metrics.
Why do it? Continue reading You can only manage what you can measure
Our intentions are dressed up in the words we use. Every one of us interprets words differently, we bring our perspectives, our world views. That is why 2 people hearing the same speech will walk away with 2 different realities.
Continue reading If it’s important, leave nothing to chance
It’s becoming ever more difficult, and important, for us to own our truth; to become media literate.
As leaders, people watch how we respond. Because of the Digital Age, we have immediate access to both truthful and malicious information. It’s our responsibility to figure out what is true.
Continue reading Ask the right questions
It’s okay to wander, to discover and explore. That’s how we find our passion. That’s how we change. Passion is the thing we would do even if it was for free! Continue reading Know where you’re going