“Everything happens so much” and The Empathetic Listener

“Everything happens so much” and The Empathetic Listener

Over ten years ago, a Twitter post sparked a reaction from folks across the internet that quickly went viral.  The simple post, “Everything happens so much” has been called “the general tweet of the decade” and “the defining text of our age.”  (Atlantic Monthly) It’s perhaps more felt today than it was at the time…

Hybrid Anxiety

Hybrid Anxiety

Two years ago, at this exact time many of us across the US, and around the globe, were in full lockdown mode. Separated from family and friends, we learned what it meant to pod with just our immediate families. We worked and home schooled simultaneously – every square surface being converted in a school desk or workstation. We…

Is Your Organization Fauxmote?

Is Your Organization Fauxmote?

Organizations around the globe are continuing to navigate their stance on remote and hybrid work.  Many are proudly claiming to be a “Remote First” organizations when the truth is they are anything but.   Fauxmote organizations, fake remote organizations, are those that say they provide flexibility via remote work scenarios and then ask employees to commit to a…

Leading Teams with Individuality and Connection – Supporting a Constellation

Leading Teams with Individuality and Connection – Supporting a Constellation

The employee-organization narrative is being rewritten.  The story that began, “Once upon a time, an employee commuted into the office at 9 am” is now a choose-your-own adventure story.  And employees are choosing – in spectacular fashion.  Choosing their hours, their days and, as we’ve seen in the quit rates, who they want to work…

Be Humble to Avoid Stumbles

Be Humble to Avoid Stumbles

Employees are recalibrating their lives. They’re leaving their jobs in record numbers. But the harsh reality is they also are leaving their managers. While the “Great Resignation” provides insight into larger organizational trends, it’s critical we examine how employees perceive their leaders—especially where they see them succeeding and stumbling. Leaders carry a heavy and complex…

Stability and Agility: How Leaders Can Be Both Focused and Flexible

Stability and Agility: How Leaders Can Be Both Focused and Flexible

If there is one thing the global pandemic has taught us, it is that we are not as in control as we think we are – of our lives, our livelihood, our world. Asking leaders to manage change or lead change is no more realistic than asking them to predict where the next variant is coming from. In January of this…

ALL IN on Leadership and Mental Well Being

ALL IN on Leadership and Mental Well Being

The past several years has been a perfect storm of issues resulting in significant stress-and-strain on so many individuals.  Concerns about how to keep ourselves, and our loved ones, safe-and-healthy has taken on new meaning.  Political divisiveness and racial injustice have been amplified.  As challenges mount, leaders, and their teams, still need to show up…

The Great Recalibration – Four Million People Making the Same Decision for Four Million Different Reasons

The Great Recalibration – Four Million People Making the Same Decision for Four Million Different Reasons

The past two years have been a decidedly different world.  The Great Resignation and the Great Reflection that prompted it were only the beginning.  The bigger trend is the resulting Great Recalibration – an opportunity for people to rechart their course to find greater balance, purpose, or simply better working conditions. The pandemic laid bare deeper feelings…