Transform Your Mindset: Be the Leader You Aspire to Be

I’m passionate about helping organizations manage change. It’s been a major element of my training and life’s work. Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) is a designation not everyone pursues! Our keynote speaker would fit right into a CCMP group discussion and that’s why he was the closing speaker of this year’s RESOLVE Increments. Phil Hansen […]

Four Ways to Be a Better Leader in a Remote Work Environment

In the fourth and final installment of RESOLVE Increments, we hosted artist and speaker Phil Hansen. His life story is one of overcoming and even embracing obstacles and finding success. Phil’s combination of wit, wisdom and pure energy are a perfect ending to our RESOLVE Increments virtual conference. Phil’s call for creativity in leadership is […]

“Always On” Workplace Culture: Has It Gone Too Far?

I used to advocate for work-life integration rather than work-life balance. It seemed more fitting as balance is subjective with many opinions of what good looks like. And, it seemed everyone could agree work and life needed to be better integrated – even if we couldn’t settle on a definition of balance. As a result […]

How to Champion Change in a Complex and Uncertain Workplace

Volatile. Uncertain. Complex. Ambiguous. That’s the world we’re all living in—the world we all must figure out how to lead through and navigate together as we head into 2021. Since we face such an uncertain future, FirstPerson invited me to speak at RESOLVE Increments on Leading Through Change: Two Truths and a Lie. “I have […]

From Setback to Comeback: How to View Today as a Time of Opportunity

Remote leadership

The honeymoon is over, folks. Caffeine and adrenaline may have fueled us when we first started working from home, but we’re way beyond that now. We all feel the extended stress caused by the pandemic, the isolation of working from home, the uncertainty around the approval and distribution of a vaccine—not to mention the election. […]

How Strategy and Culture Are like PB&J

Peanut Butter and Jelly

You’ve surely heard the popular quote by Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for lunch.” I’m a fan of Drucker and completely believe this analogy. But, it doesn’t tell the full story.  I believe it’s important to understand how the two can optimize one another. I’m going to tell that story today using the metaphor of one of America’s favorite lunch entrées – the peanut […]

Five Things to Plan for as our Workforce Returns

As recent as a few weeks ago, we were still talking about going “back to normal.”  But as we’ve learned and observed alongside our clients and our own staff, it’s obvious that work life and culture as we know it have been forever changed. We will “go back,” just not to normal.

A Volatile World Requires Vulnerable Leadership

The rate of change in the global economy has hit a new level of importance and speed. One can argue that things have always changed quickly but, research shows today’s new level of change and disruption is the norm.  This is brought about by several factors including, widespread access to information, technology disruption and, the […]

Using the SCARF Model to Lead Through COVID-19

Yes, warmer days are ahead. You’ve likely started to pack away your winter scarves, but I’d suggest keeping them out a little longer… your leadership SCARF, that is. SCARF is an acronym created by Dr. David Rock, a leading scholar of neuroleadership. It stands for Status, Certainty, Autonomy, Relatedness and Fairness.