Appearance at Work: Who Wears the Load?
Calling on Courage
Can we please just talk about my hair for a minute?
This month’s theme is Balancing the Juggle (Men and Women) and I’d like to begin the month talking about appearance at work, or, my hair. See, I got a Mohawk in April (wonderful work by Crystal Tesinsky at Azura´ Studio in Bend, OR). I was seeking something fresh and dynamic for my role as emcee/host for TEDxBend. To go alongside my new haircut, I wore a pair of loud, red, Fly London™ shoes. My fashion choices
Tell The Truth
Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage. -Anais Nin Most often, people cite fear as the central struggle they have when giving feedback or engaging in difficult conversations with colleagues. The thinking goes like this: “I don’t want …
Be Nimble, Be Quick
It is amazing to me how hard it is for us to really tell the truth at work. I don’t mean that we lie. I mean that when it comes to talking about the hard stuff most of us tend …
Create the Capability to Change
agility(uh.jil.i.tee) (as per www.dictionary.com) the power of moving quickly and easily; nimbleness the ability to think and draw conclusions quickly In business, there are some superpowers that matter more than others. It seems to me that the quality of agility, …
Two Dimensions of Meaning at Work
We are delighted to feature our colleague Anita Bhasin, Founder and CEO of Sageways Consultingon one of her favorite topics, and ours, AGILITY!
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin
Junpiter Pakpahan: Empathy in Leadership
What you do matters. For many years, we used this as our tagline for our firm, and while our tagline has changed, the sentiment remains strong for me. The feeling each of us gets when we are contributing at work, …
Working With Boomers: A Millennial Perspective
This week I’d like to showcase an incredible leader who invited me into a life-changing internship with the Center for Peoples’ Initiative Development (KSPPM), a land rights advocacy organization in rural Sumatra, Indonesia.
Practice Makes Better, Forget Perfect
Moe approached me last week, asking if I could think of a good representative of the millennial generation, someone with experience working with boomers and Gen-Xers. I immediately thought of Sarah Vaira, a friend who graduated in our Leadership cohort at Seattle University last spring.
Maria Elena: Strategic Alignment with Remote Teams
How did you learn to do what you do?
I certainly wasn’t born capable of doing the work I do today.
Like most of us, I learned what I now know due largely to the grace and patience of more experienced people showing me how, and then standing back and watching while I practiced. Sometimes in I blew it,
Great strategic planning happens when everyone can ask “What’s my part?”
Moe recently had the chance to interview friend and client Maria Elena about her work creating strategic alignment across multiple oceans. We sandwiched the interview between a brief biography:
Along with her sister, Maria Elena Malpezzi Price co-owns ExperiencePlus!, managing the company her parents founded in 1972 from its US headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado.
5 Strategic Planning Pitfalls and their Antidotes
If strategic planning isn’t relevant to everyone, it is useless.
When clients ask us to facilitate strategic planning we most often work with the senior leadership team, or in the case of non-profits, the Board of Directors. Usually, staff at other levels have been
Strategic planning work is some of the hardest work we do with groups. Over the years, we have discovered some consistent dilemmas groups experience in planning – and their antidotes. Read on before you jump into strategic planning for next year!