Monthly Archives: November 2011

Re-energizing Your Team, Post Layoffs

These days, the people we coach (yes, even senior leaders) are finding it harder and harder to voice their opinions, weigh in on key issues or simply join discussions for fear that they will be vulnerable to the next round of layoffs should they push too much or stray too far from the boss’s views. A lot is lost when this kind of risk aversion and isolation takes over teams and organizations. Continue reading

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Taking a Lesson from The Future

Change is hard, and people tend to fail at it often. Try small, safe experiments that move you in the direction of your ideal self. Be selective and deliberate about where you experiment. For example, if you are experimenting with voicing your opinions at meetings, try it out with your family around the dinner table first. Continue reading

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The Steve Jobs Phenomenon: 3 Steps to Bring Your Purpose to Work Everyday

He was great at computers, but clearly loved design and style. His passion for aesthetic in its most beautiful and practical application was and is inspiring. I can recall bringing home an iMac about 8 years ago and putting on the desk in my living room with it’s sleek, clean design—and thinking, “I want everything in my life to be that sleek, useful, brilliant.” Continue reading

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