Deeper Truths: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Deeper Truths: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Recently, I was excited to share ideas about a new project with a friend of mine, who also happens to be a colleague. I was feeling fabulous about the potential of this project and impatient to share thoughts and ideas. In retrospect, I might have been more sensitive to his mood…

How to Detoxify Your Team

How to Detoxify Your Team

When a team is showing toxic behaviors, it has been my experience that the behavior is always tied to a common denominator: loss, or lack of trust. With some honest dialogue, trust may be re-built between members.

Conflict: The Role it Plays in Healthy Teams

Conflict: The Role it Plays in Healthy Teams

I grew up in a family where debate was encouraged but passionate conflict was awkward and scary, because someone inevitably stomped out of the room, slamming the door behind them. I’ve since learned that there is a way that healthy conflict…

Changing a Culture

Changing a Culture

Three times in the last week I was asked, “How do we change a work culture?” My answer is that it starts with you, with me, with each one of us. We’ve heard the abbreviated form of a quote from Gandhi enough times that it may have become a cliché.

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