Sep052017

Human social evolution lags behind technology. And usually, after social evolution comes political evolution. As technology speeds up, the faster we judge other people. It is the openness to respecting differences that sets those who will thrive from those who will not. Google estimates it takes less than a second for a person to form […]

Sep012017

This summer is our 25th year! A chance to reflect, rebrand and grow. While I’m delighted to reach this milestone, it’s clients who’ve made our work possible. I’ve always believed true genius doesn’t always come from the facilitator, coach or trainer, but mostly it comes from the clients they serve. Our job is to guide you […]

Aug282017

My friend Anton, who is Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Health, and I were prepping for an upcoming team-development event when he shared the name of his presentation for this event: Good leaders are losers. This oxymoronic title provoked the questions: Why? Aren’t good leaders winners? Isn’t the point of leadership based on the goal […]

Aug222017

I seldom pause a television show to rewind back to a line delivered by a character just so I can write it down, but tonight I did. The eldest daughter in Madame Secretary commented on college students protesting the Peruvian government. The line that got me to reach for the rewind button on the remote […]

Aug212017

Great leaders architect moments. Their energy, focus, and agility, attracts others to experience what they experience. Like a full breath during a walk in the forest, or relaxed shoulders when entering a stained glass cathedral, a physiological reaction takes place when we’re around positive, inspiring, soothing, and grounded leaders.   Davis, an architecture and design […]

Aug162017

  Productivity has stalled because employees feel they no longer have to work as hard to keep their jobs, and not since the iPhone have we seen a breakthrough technology change the way we work. Economic gyrations and game-changing technologies happen cyclically. Our nine-year bullish economy will be replaced with another recession and new technologies […]

Apr102017

Can you will inspiration? This question comes to me as I sit in an airport, tired, ready to board my 6th flight in 36 hours. My brain feels as foggy as a San Francisco morning or dry as a piece of toast discovered in the toaster a week after it was placed there. To meet […]