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.

What Turns a Strength into A Weakness?

What Turns a Strength into A Weakness?

This question came across my desk recently: “Can a strength also be a weakness?” My answer: “Yes, absolutely!” In fact, when a strength goes into overuse, it has become a weakness. Here are a couple of examples:

Take a Bow

Take a Bow

So often we’re moving fast, handling the work and personal lives we forged and rarely slow down long enough to acknowledge all we have accomplished, contributed, and how much we’ve learned and grown. This is especially true in these last weeks of the year, as we wrap...

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