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The Active Ingredient Every High Performing Team Needs

The Active Ingredient Every High Performing Team Needs

How do you create the spark that elevates a perfectly decent team to a truly high performing team? How does a team create a dynamic that allows everyone to consistently show up and ship their very best work? And how do you create conditions so fulfilling that your...

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What can you control when the future is unpredictable?

What can you control when the future is unpredictable?

Welcome to December, where winter has arrived in my part of the far northern hemisphere. It’s impossible to predict exactly when the snow will arrive and how the winter season will settle in, but every single year snow eventually comes. This year is no exception. I...

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Prioritize Your Change Capital Investment

Prioritize Your Change Capital Investment

I'll give you a quick example of how I saw this play out for an organization that I've been working with for the last year. This is a data analytics firm, and they had been planning on doing a big organizational redesign. They were going to take their hundred...

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What Is Your Baton?

What Is Your Baton?

I love track and field events. I am captivated by the speed, strategy, and in the case of the relay races, by the collaboration required to pass a baton at record speeds. But, watching the 4x400 relay race at the 2016 Olympic Games, I couldn’t keep my eyes off all of...

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Servant Leadership In Action: The Language of Outcomes

Servant Leadership In Action: The Language of Outcomes

“But really, what does that look like in action?” Joyce, a newly promoted marketing director, posed this question at our very first leadership coaching session. We had been exploring the power of servant leadership — leading from a place of confidence, empathy, and...

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How Are You Spending Your Change Capital?

How Are You Spending Your Change Capital?

All of us have change capital. Change capital is like social capital or even economic capital. It's something that we get to spend, we get to budget, and we get to invest as we navigate responding to change in our lives and in our work. There is a folk tale that flies...

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When Responding to Change, Start Here

When Responding to Change, Start Here

It seems simple. But don’t underestimate how powerful it is to get the right people in the right conversation at the same time. When everything is moving fast, you forget the simple practices that make it easier to lead. If you wind up not having the right people in...

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