2017 Year-End Assessment

2017 Year-End Assessment

Daily I careen between despair for our democracy and our planet and hope as I see so many people “woke”—awakened to the call to show up and speak up. More than ever, we need to be clear minded and strong hearted. A practice of reflection illuminates our choices and guides our actions.     |     View original newsletter sent on December 7, 2017, here.

DIY Professional Development

DIY Professional Development

Are you curious about how you can help yourself grow and improve your performance? Would you like to determine the skills and knowledge you should acquire in order to make you more valuable in your current and future positions? This guide will offer some questions and practices to encourage meaningful conversation, focused planning, and measurable improvement.     |     View original newsletter sent on October 6, 2016, here.

Can Organizations Learn?

Can Organizations Learn?

Everything changes. To borrow a phrase from Marshall Goldsmith, "What got you here won't get you there." To help organizations adapt and grow in a dynamic and complex environment, leaders need to understand the landscape, challenge assumptions and encourage experimentation. This tool lays out the leadership behaviors, processes, and practices that support a learning environment.     |     View original newsletter sent on August 4, 2016, here.

How to Have a Great Meeting

How to Have a Great Meeting

Do people leave your meetings saying things like, "That was a good use of my time" or "I can't wait to get together again with this group!"? If the answer is yes, you probably don't need to read this guide. If not, this tool will tell you how to ensure successful, productive and enjoyable meetings.     |     View original newsletter sent on July 7, 2016, here.

 

 

Framing an Issue for Discussion

Framing an Issue for Discussion

Productive team discussions require critical thinking and sharing diverse perspectives. This involves thoughtful preparation and skillful engagement. Use this month's tool, Framing an Issue for Discussion, to help you plan for engaging a group to work through a challenge together.     |     View original newsletter sent on June 2, 2016, here.

Jumpstart Team Success

Jumpstart Team Success

When a group first forms, there is minimal trust, no shared goals, no history of past performance, and roles are unclear. Despite this lack of clarity, members are eager to jump into the task at hand. The single most critical success factor in high performing teams is having a shared understanding of why a team exists and what it is trying to accomplish. Use this tool to jumpstart your team's success today!     |     View original newsletter sent on March 3, 2016, here.

Delegation

Delegation

I can do the job better and faster than anyone else! ...and 9 other excuses for not delegating. This tool will shine a light on what gets in the way and why and how to empower individuals to act independently. BONUS: A Delegation Checklist to help you prepare and execute on skillful and effective hand-offs so you don't end up doing other people's work.     |     View original newsletter sent on February 2, 2016, here.

Courageous Conversations

Courageous Conversations

Effective leaders are able to have conversations that surface and deal with interpersonal tensions and conflicts. Awareness is key. Integrity, humility, and effective leadership are only possible if you acknowledge what is important to you, what’s at stake, and what you hope to accomplish for yourself and the organization.     |     View original newsletter sent on January 7, 2016, here.