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 [...]
You promised yourself that you would never …
‘hit us right where we needed to be…’
I received some questions from a prospect about what our “Beyond The Blues” offering is about. The concept and name come from the intrinsic magic in the blues where it makes the listener feel good after listening or playing. In our work it’s about following up on the process of people identifying their “blues” issues, [...]
The sparks of inspiration need to find the fuel, and be fanned.
Face the Music received a 4.62!
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 [...]