What is a Teal Organization?

At the 2018 ATD Austin Applied Learning Summit, a panelist, Dr. Ryan Schoenbeck, asked the audience whether anyone had heard of Frederic Laloux’s research on Teal organizations. I hadn’t. He went on to make comments that positioned the world of work as so exciting that, by the end of the panel, I wanted to know: […]

New Manager Training: Coaching & Difficult Conversations

A study by CareerBuilder.com reports that a whopping 58 percent of managers said they didn’t receive any management training after being promoted. For companies, this can lead to a high turnover on teams whose managers feel unprepared to lead them, low retention rates for new managers who are susceptible to burnout, and a loss in […]

Building Uncommon Trust Through Everyday Action

building uncommon trust through everyday action

Creating a high performance work place is a complex endeavor. As leaders, we painstakingly work to move our organizations toward lofty goals. We focus and continue to believe in what we are doing in the face of challenge and adversity, even when immediate results are not visible. Effective leadership requires we take a good look […]

Setting Yourself up for Leadership Success

setting yourself up for leadership success

Leaders are lifelong learners and many of us were voracious note-takers in college. We were taught planning was the key to success and we read our college texts cover to cover energized with new found  knowledge we could use this to mastermind our success. Experience has taught me differently. Parents and students on the college […]

Your Lack of Motivation is Your Problem – Now Do Something About It

Your Lack of Motivation is Your Problem I have always had an open-door policy. Except now, I work in an open office and have no door – or desk – so it’s now more of a “grab-a-chair-and-sit-here” policy. It works for me. People know where to find me or they send an IM asking where […]

Is Trust a Coincidence?

Is it an amazing coincidence… …the leaders I trusted the most through my career were the exact same leaders who placed their trust in me? …I believed in the leaders who believed in me? …I cared about the leaders who cared about me? …I gave the benefit of the doubt to the leaders who gave […]