“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera Oh how I’m thinking of … [Read more...] about Love (and connection, learning and leaning) in the time of Coronavirus
Habit: a settled or regular tendency or practice. An automatic reaction to a specific situation. Habits. We all have them. In spades. They can help us pull through tough times. Especially now. Think about what body part you wash first, where you put your keys, how you … [Read more...] about Habits; we all need them, especially now
Connection Heads up and hearts out, connection means extending yourself into other worlds, other perspectives, which ends up enriching your own. HOw do we get to connection? Interests, curiosities, geography, hobbies, professional practices, beliefs, and values are all bridges to … [Read more...] about Three bedfellows: connection, collaboration, creativity + a hallway
Like I mentioned in my last post, it’s been quite the year. There’s much to gnash our teeth, despair and flail over, but there’s equally much to celebrate, including you dear reader. Now that the celebrations are done, and the chapter turned on another year, it’s time to fill the blank … [Read more...] about My wishes for you and your 2020, one for every month
It’s been quite the year. There’s much to gnash our teeth, despair and flail over, but there’s equally much to celebrate, including you dear reader. The blackbirds are singing in the dead of the night, take these broken wings and learn to fly, all your life you were only waiting for this … [Read more...] about Celebrating you, yes you, with a special gift!
Change. Does the mere mention of the word fill you with dread, make your toes curl and your innards quake? Or are you bolstered by the refreshing and energizing possibilities change brings and you’re more a bring it on kind of person? I work with a lot of clients who are facing … [Read more...] about Change isn’t a four-letter word, but it can be an easy to use quadrant
Work is usually social, at least some of the time.Work usually involves other people, at least occasionally. And work usually involves working on teams, at some point, if not all the time. Yet most teams, from my history of working with teams in and from more than 125 countries over the past 21 … [Read more...] about A quick primer on how to not suck at team building
Remember that time you tried to change something and you started off all keen and enthusiastic, only to end up discouraged, with the change not sticking? It was probably because the way you were trying to effect change didn’t match your personality. Scratch whatever you’re trying to … [Read more...] about What’s your change personality? Take this 3-question survey to find out
I recently had the pleasure of being on a Learning and Development panel organized by Humentum, where I met Clarice Gathura who talked about a will and skill matrix. My ears perked up at the mention of a matrix, as matrixes tend to take complicated information and simplify it without making it … [Read more...] about Where are you on the will and skill matrix?