Care enough to know people

I used to be that person who walks into work without a “good morning” and immediately get’s down to business. I was all about work, results, getting it done!  I was obsessed. I didn’t hate people…..but I didn’t care about them either.

Everything changed for me one day when a successful business women and mentor took me aside. Continue reading Care enough to know people

You can only manage what you can measure

shutterstock_338920559Measuring is not enough to change behaviors, but it’s a good beginning. That’s why I’m a fan of change scorecards. At the beginning of each change project, I interview leaders to understand their expectations about the future state. Lots of fluffy words are tossed about: better, easier, faster. None can be measured. All can and will be misinterpreted. Continue reading You can only manage what you can measure

Take the risk! If you don’t, you’ll never know

220px-Eleanor_Roosevelt_in_school_portraitBest part of the end of the year is starting over. It’s the mental exercise of putting the 2015 calendar away and contemplating 2016. What will each day bring?

This is the moment to face our fears; to commit to exploring new things. It is the time when we commit to doing “the things we think we cannot do“. Continue reading Take the risk! If you don’t, you’ll never know