Everyone Believes They are the Good Guy

Everyone Believes They are the Good Guy

Several years ago, a video circulated on social media that showed a former CIA operative describing the most significant lesson she had learned from being undercover. “Everybody believes they are the good guy,” she said, describing how her encounters with our...
Where Can I Get the Most Impact from Improving

Where Can I Get the Most Impact from Improving

Most of us can easily name three, five, or maybe even ten things that we need to improve on personally, in our teams, or in our organizations. And, just in case you’re at a loss, there are countless assessments available to help you identify improvement opportunities....
How Marie Kondo Helped Me Stop Resisting Feedback

How Marie Kondo Helped Me Stop Resisting Feedback

Resistance: the refusal to accept or comply with something; the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely. When I first saw the wildfire of praise for Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up sweep across my social media feeds, I...
Better Person, Braver Leader

Better Person, Braver Leader

There’s always room to be a better person. Always. – Anonymous Better Person I feel like I’m a better person.  This is feedback we often hear from people upon completion of one of our Values Based Leadership (VBL) programs, and it has intrigued me for years....
Core Values as the Foundation for Inclusion

Core Values as the Foundation for Inclusion

Let’s be honest, sometimes the word “values” gets used as a weapon. We sometimes even use the concept of Values to intentionally create division. We make a claim of having “values,” when we are really claiming that we have “the right values,” resulting in values being...