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...
Failure: not “if” but “when”

Failure: not “if” but “when”

The question, “What do I do if someone fails?” is totally delusional. Because everybody fails. Failure is not “if,” but “when.” Out of failure comes learning, growth and the next iteration. What if, instead of pretending failure...
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,...
The truth about manipulative people at work

The truth about manipulative people at work

Picture this: Your colleague, Jerry, shows up 5 minutes late to the weekly staff meeting – again. He isn’t dragging his feet, but he isn’t in any hurry, either. Like always, he says he was on a very important call that simply couldn’t wait. He has a steaming cup...
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...
Great Teams on Purpose – Mastermind!

Great Teams on Purpose – Mastermind!

Are your team members stuck on problems caused by their difference in age or experience? The Great Teams on Purpose Mastermind is for you! Who it’s right for: Leaders and directors of teams with a wide age spread – especially if you have been in your...
Simple antidote to holiday stress

Simple antidote to holiday stress

Once, there was a farmer, who had enough of everything, but not always much extra. She had been through many good times and many bad times, and was known for her reliability and thoughtful words. One day, a horse wandered onto her farm. It seemed content to stay there...