It usually goes some thing like this: Your department (division, group, area, etc.) is having an offsite (conference, retreat, summit, forum, annual meeting, etc.) and guess what? As well as you’re regular job, you are now on the event committee.
The main invitation we give Face The Music participants is to speak their truth about what’s up for them personally and collectively (c’mon, go ahead!). What’s really goin’ on? And we get an interesting range of responses in theme and intensity. One thing I’ve realized over the years is that one doesn’t often get that [...]
As a consultant and coach, I see a lot of focus in my clients’ workplaces around processes, reporting, accountability, structure, and the like. I feel that oftentimes there is a minimization (and sometimes full neglect) of the importance of connection between people. It seems that there is an underlying assumption that those needs should be [...]
11. You promised yourself that you would never do a scavenger hunt again 10. Your boss secretly wants to change his name to “Left Brain Larry Leibowitz” 9. Scored a 4 out of 10 on your Mojo scorecard 8. CEO has furtive wish to sing her state of the company speech 7. People listed “PowerPoint [...]
11. You promised yourself that you would never do a scavenger hunt again
We would like to offer you a chance to help…
….baffled by the folds of perception that can put one thing right next to something else…
The Mask is the persona we adopt as we step into our workplace. It is a mask in as far as it is different from who we are at other times. The mask may include things like different use of language, dress, manners, political correctness, internal filters on expression (especially expression with emotional content), excess use of buzzwords and jargon, spin-ology, and in general, a manufacturing of a different person that one feels will be compatible with the socio-cultural system of the organization or industry.
While hanging around with the clients in the afterglow of an event last week, I was enjoying the festive atmosphere and the long goodbyes, and started thinking about what just happened here. A group of high-ranking aerospace engineers (yes, this was rocket science) just had an extraordinary experience together. When we are working on getting [...]