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Workplace: Will

Why does the word Will matter? Because it can mean so many things and be used in so many ways. American English is full of words that have multiple meanings. A sales skill training workshop years ago proved this with an activity that said “Write down how you define...

Workplace: Not Asking

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Was an official US Government military policy from February 28, 1994 through September 20, 2011. Not asking or telling somehow implied that a safer experience and environment could exist. Today’s discussion is not on the merits of this policy....

Workplace: Developmental

Developmental concepts have been top-of-mind due to a government organization sharing its work with the book “An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization” by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey (2016). They even brought the authors on site...

Workplace: An Advantage

Governmental and for-profit billion-dollar enterprises I have worked with recently commented on their use of The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. So, I tracked down a copy of the book. Here’s my review. Every...

Workplace: Agreement versus Commitment

Ongoing learning is my number one motivator. I discovered this about myself decades ago and find it to be true of every day since then. During these work-from-home days, I’ve been tuning in to a variety of presentations and happily picking up new ideas. Workplace...

Workplace: Let

The word “let” has been on my mind since hearing it last week in 6:00 a.m. yoga class. Our instructor said: “let it feel good.”  What struck me next was a self-reflective series of questions. Do I let things happen or do I contribute to things happening? Do I let...