ON MY MIND:  The Lifeblood of your Team

ON MY MIND: The Lifeblood of your Team

Imagine your team is a living organism — one whose health relies on a network of pathways that carry all the necessary nutrients to its various parts. Now imagine that the lifeblood of your team is made up of requests and promises. Think about this for a moment: There...
ON MY MIND: Three Ps of Team Excellence

ON MY MIND: Three Ps of Team Excellence

Recently a client asked me, “what are the three things that matter most when it comes to creating a high-performance team?” Coming up with just three things was a formidable challenge. I can name ten. But three… After giving her question some thought, here’s what I...
ON MY MIND: Coming Back Together (Part 3)

ON MY MIND: Coming Back Together (Part 3)

If you have read part 1 and part 2 of this blog about coming back together, you have probably asked yourself the questions: What does coming together actually look like in the face of charged political differences? How do we build empathy and understanding across...
ON MY MIND: Coming Back Together (Part 2)

ON MY MIND: Coming Back Together (Part 2)

After describing the dynamics of polarization in a previous blog, this second installment will highlight Parker Palmer’s essay entitled, “Five Habits to Heal the Heart of Democracy.” It contains important insights on how we come back together in our families, work...
ON MY MIND: Coming Back Together (Part 1)

ON MY MIND: Coming Back Together (Part 1)

Nearly everywhere I look I see communities, families, and friends mired in division, derision, and despair. Increasingly, we talk about those who are working toward different outcomes not as our opponents but as our enemies. And when it comes to enemies, we feel...