Teams that perform are diverse and safe

Teams that perform are diverse and safe

Seeing this picture below in an article gave me a light-bulb moment this morning (from this article: https://hbr.org/2018/04/the-two-traits-of-the-best-problem-solving-teams). Google’s Project Oxygen on Safety I was already aware of Google’s Project...
Hey Siri – What is Coaching?

Hey Siri – What is Coaching?

The other day, I wondered what the most common definition of coaching might be these days. When I talk with people of different walks of life, I always found it interesting that the word coaching felt more like a projection canvas..different people use the word with...
Are you a Maker or Manager today?

Are you a Maker or Manager today?

I decided that today will be a ‘Maker’ day. I focus on the white canvas of the future in front of me and create it. I use blank paper or an unconnected tablet device to capture ideas for this. On Maker days, I plant seeds. I create workshop materials. I...
The Strengths Journey Guide is here!

The Strengths Journey Guide is here!

The most personalized and comprehensive StrengthsFinder resource you can find   Are you puzzled by your Strengthsfinder result and wondering what you can actually do with it? Are you lost with all the terms and tempted to just move on?  Are you also looking for a...
True Teamwork

True Teamwork

Teams need a focus on Strength An anthropologist proposed a game to a group of kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruits near a tree and told the kids that whoever got there first would get the fruits. When he told them to run, they took each other’s...
Can I ask you an open-ended question?

Can I ask you an open-ended question?

“Yes or No? Please tell me more.” This quick post touches on one of the very basics. And as is so often, it’s those that are tough to get right and are all too easy to forget. One very simple attribute of a good and thoughtful question is whether it...
So what do you actually do to be engaged?

So what do you actually do to be engaged?

“Did I do my best?” With this post, we are going back to the great Marshall Goldsmith one more time. We will highlight a number of questions that he would let anyone ask themselves to drive and foster engagement at work. His interesting and different...