The primitive brain and a podcast

The primitive brain and a podcast

Photo: Asa Rodger on unsplash That stress you’re feeling? It’s coming from the powerful primitive functions of your brain. But you don’t have to get stuck there. Jason Lewis, founder of consulting firm Responsive Fundraising, courageously put himself...
What’s in a name: iGen or Gen Z?

What’s in a name: iGen or Gen Z?

Alexis Brown on unsplash There are two labels in use right now for our youngest adult generation: iGen and Gen Z.* Does it matter which one we use for them? I’ve done some very informal polling of these young people (OK, really I just asked my kids and their...
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome I remember how I felt the first time I heard the term “impostor syndrome.” I was so relieved. Suddenly, I knew in my bones that I was in good company. That beyond a shadow of a doubt, there were so many leaders who...
Powerful news about change, in less than 100 words.

Powerful news about change, in less than 100 words.

Did you know you can change anything about you at any age, in any relationship or situation? The way you think, the language you speak, your leadership style, your politics or fitness level – it’s all up to you.  You can’t change anybody else,...
Be a Leader, Not a Guard

Be a Leader, Not a Guard

I once worked for a manager who spent a lot of time “protecting” my colleagues and me instead of leading us. This manager worked for a leadership team who would not provide essential information, like budgets, in a timely manner. So our manager spent a lot of time...
10 Things to Remember About Your Team Under Pressure

10 Things to Remember About Your Team Under Pressure

My supervisor (once upon a time when I worked at a large organization) came to me in a panic one day because a project waiting in the wings suddenly became the top priority. I was instructed to drop everything, redirect everybody and all resources to this project, and...
How to quickly disrupt damaging meeting behaviors

How to quickly disrupt damaging meeting behaviors

I believe strongly we all have two very specific rights regarding participating in meetings. The rights to: Expect that the group will stick to a meeting agenda; and Speak up when a meeting goes off-track. Why? Because time and relationships are our most precious...
Refocus on goals every day

Refocus on goals every day

James Pond on unsplash You don’t need another system – you need to refocus on goals every day   I have a confession to make: as someone who loves helping teams increase their happiness and productivity, I am a sucker for office supplies and organizing systems....