This Laser Lecture goes out to coaches who are fixers. During the rush of the holidays, some of us just want to make problems go away instead of leveraging a teachable moment. Continue reading Be a coach and choose your coach wisely
This week I attended a communication’s workshop on messaging. I learned about how our language activates frames in our brains. I gained an appreciation for the differences between the strict father and the nurturing family world views. It was fascinating! Continue reading Be nice to people
Leaders take a stance! They take action to defend their values; and they expect others to do so too.
It takes courage to address behaviors that are inconsistent with desired norms. Modeling how we talk to, and about, each other. Showing the importance of spending time developing and supporting each other. Continue reading Know your boundaries
Welcome to the start of the holiday season, and the closing out of 2017. How do you want to be remembered?
We can’t help but make assumptions about a person, thing, or situation. It’s how we make sense of things.
If we only reach out to like-minded people, we hear what we want to hear. When we ask others “what do you see?” and “what conclusions do you draw from this?” we get a better sense of reality. Continue reading Act on facts, not assumptions
It takes active listening to understand another person’s point of view.
Sometimes I tap my foot, impatiently waiting for them to finish. Then I pounce on the chance to make my point. All the while, I am blocking out everything they said. Continue reading Seek to understand
What am I doing about the things I know are not right?
There is no substitute for pausing to think before reacting.
We all bring our past with us. Our experiences, our culture, our ‘baggage’. Our differences are the ingredients that make the most amazing flavors when the ‘stew’ has time to simmer.
Continue reading Have an opinion, but don’t judge
Even when we think we are alone, which we virtually never are, what we think shows up in who we are. Words invade our minds. Continue reading People ARE listening