Building Inclusive Workplaces – Part II

Building Inclusive Workplaces – Part II

Organizations are like sponges. The messages leadership sends through an organization get repeated and ultimately come out in what associates do and sometimes even end up believing. I’ve found that when we positively reinforce the types of things we want to see;...
Building Inclusive Workplaces – Part I

Building Inclusive Workplaces – Part I

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day. –Anonymous In a rapidly changing world, leaders are constantly navigating change and trying to gain the competitive edge. By embracing people’s differences, we can help spark...
The Five Phases of Learning

The Five Phases of Learning

As leaders, we often have the opportunity to share new information with our teams. We want this information to be adopted quickly and become integrated immediately, yet that rarely happens. For most of us, it takes time to digest, understand, and build new behaviors....
Chasing the Sparks

Chasing the Sparks

We must acknowledge every spark, but have the ability to discern which sparks have the potential to light a fire. A spark is a small, fiery particle that is produced by striking two hard materials together. Sparks are tiny, they’re hard to see and most of the time...
5 Ways to Strengthen Your Feedback

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Feedback

The ability to give feedback in a workplace setting can be one of the hardest things to do. It’s intimidating, nerve-wracking, and uncomfortable. As humans, we have desires to feel appreciated, cared for and respected, but giving feedback (especially when it’s...