Would you like to know why the colour gray is critical for resolving conflict? Keep reading to find your answer. I’m working on designing several courses on conflict management, collaborative negotiation and collaboration for several UN peacekeeping agencies, and in honour of the International … [Read more...] about Why the colour gray is critical for resolving conflict
Cream rises to the top. These trying times are an opportunity to rise and be our best self, with an important caveat. We are not aiming for perfection, imbibing far too much chocolate and a few crying jags are expected and fine of course. When we’re able, let’s lead with integrity, … [Read more...] about Leading in the time of Coronavirus
Have you laughed lately? “Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.” ― Veronica Roth Last week I wrote about how to keep our minds and our hearts open by learning in this time of coronavirus. Now it’s time to share resources to … [Read more...] about Laughter 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
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!
What’s your tolerance for ambiguity? How comfortable are you with not knowing? With operating in that gray fuzzy space of uncertainty? And related to this, how high is your need for closure, your need for certainty, for knowing? Until I’d read Jamie Holmes’ excellent book … [Read more...] about What’s your tolerance for ambiguity? (And why it’s key to know)
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
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?
Do you have fire-itis? Symptoms of fire-itis include: You’re beyond on fire, you have so many to-do lists you need lists for your lists You’re overwhelmed and/or exhausted You’re burning and brimming with ideas, inspiration, and you’ve got more projects on the go than the population of a … [Read more...] about The signs, symptoms of fire-itis and what to do about it
I heard the crash before I saw the (curious) results. How a broken cup led to cultural enlightenment. My head turned toward the noise while my stomach fell. I gulped. My exuberant, outgoing toddler had just dropped a ceramic cup on the cement floor. Shards flew everywhere. And to my … [Read more...] about I heard the crash before I saw the (curious) results
Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere. And those are only the ones I can see. I wonder how many snipers are stationed out of sight. Roads are blocked with huge cement bomb blast protectors. Traffic is cordoned off & diverted, while the streets are a colourful riot of every skin … [Read more...] about Police, secret service agents & FBI are everywhere.
There’s a time to speak & a time to listen. There’s a time to reflect & a time to act Last week was for reflection. Today’s for action. Based on a traumatic incident I had while in the ICU, in the first of this 3 series post I talked about the power of praxis. Praxis is … [Read more...] about Hang out in your head & reflect, then get up off the couch & take action. Rinse. Repeat.