IN MY TOOL BAG: Picture Card Decks

IN MY TOOL BAG: Picture Card Decks

Using picture card decks in my work has made me a believer in the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words.” I have seen how visual images can elicit new insights, invite people to tap into their emotional selves, and reveal previously hidden aspirations....
IN MY TOOL BAG: The Meeting Scorecard

IN MY TOOL BAG: The Meeting Scorecard

More often than not, when I ask leaders, “How’d your meeting go?” they look at me sheepishly and answer with something like, “I’d like to think it went well. Nobody complained.” Despite the fact that meetings are an important business process in most organizations,...
IN MY TOOL BAG: The After Action Review

IN MY TOOL BAG: The After Action Review

After introducing a new technology, finishing a big project, or concluding a major meeting, many of us act on an impulse to move to the next thing on our list or go on vacation. But pivoting too quickly to “what’s next” denies you and your team the opportunity to...
IN MY TOOL BAG: The Atlas of Emotions

IN MY TOOL BAG: The Atlas of Emotions

There was a time in my life when I had very little vocabulary to describe my emotions beyond happy, sad, and… hungry. OK, technically the third one isn’t really an emotion but it’s all I had at the time. Much later in life, I learned to identify and distinguish a...