Category Archive: Change

How to Bring Teams Together During Crisis

Crisis is a journey of transformation. During crisis you and your organization change or die. Meetings during tough times: Successful meetings create focus and increase energy. Reconnect with purpose. Your purpose is bringing value to your… Continue reading

How to Lower Frustration and Improve Performance

Reflection is essential to improvement. Curiosity is essential to reflection. Focus curiosity on patterns when improving systems. What difficulty can you predict you’ll encounter when we do this next time? What can you put in… Continue reading

5 Ways to Turn Into the Next Storm

It’s smooth sailing now. But, I feel a knot forming in my gut. Even optimists know sunny skies grow dark quickly. Plans derail. Teams implode. Results disappoint. Talent moves on. Mistakes escalate. Crisis… Continue reading

7 Power Tips for Facing Turbulence

Turbulence grabs attention, focuses energy, stretches relationships, tests resolve, and shows you who you are. Leadership tips during turbulence. Turbulence is useful when it: Strengthens connections. People who trust each other pull together… Continue reading

Don’t Spank the Gorilla

Don’t expect the gorilla to cooperate if you’re spanking him. Insults don’t enhance influence. You can’t antagonize and influence at the same time. The teammate you’re complaining about was hired by the person… Continue reading

7 Ways to Break the Bondage of Old Patterns

Predictability is stability, until it shackles. Old patterns are hard to break because they worked, once. But, you’ve changed and what worked once is bondage now. Patterns establish predictability, but they also anchor… Continue reading