But you know that. At least I think you know that. Yet the org chart just won’t die. It’s still the most popular, simplistic, and common way of depicting our organizations. It provides a snapshot of people in little squares that represent function and span of control or at least that’s the intention. Org charts are motionless, time-bound and … Continue reading Your Org Chart is Not Your Organization
When you first choose, (or land in), a profession the immediate need is to narrow your focus. It’s natural to want to master the skills necessary to succeed. The search begins for tools, resources and role models that will help you get and stay on track. If you’re in a leadership role you might dig … Continue reading The Process of Narrowing and Expanding – Are You Stuck in a Rut?
Another work day ends and I have a vague idea that it was perhaps a good day. Or maybe not so good. I got some things done, plowed through meetings, pushed the rock a little farther up the hill. Now, finally, a moment of silence. Time to collect my thoughts. Catch my breath. As I … Continue reading The Power of Intentional Reflection – Six Questions to Shape Your Story
It’s not really accurate to say you are stressed. What you really are, is afraid. Afraid of pain. Afraid of failure. Afraid of rejection. Afraid of uncertainty. Every stress experience has a fear story hiding in the background. And by the way, your fear story may or may not have anything to do with what is … Continue reading The Power of Creating and Holding Space
Be Courageous. Honest. Compassionate. Authentic. Creative. Resilient Committed. Intentional. Mindful. Inclusive. Curious. Do Care. Question. Connect. Appreciate. Listen. Clarify. Challenge. Risk. Fail. Inspire. Encourage. Choose to love. to serve. to trust. to share. to learn. to grow. to imagine. to start. to build. to fight. to finish. “The creation of a thousand forests is in … Continue reading A Minimalist Leadership Post (60 Words)