The human mind is a noisy place. If the volume cranks up into uncomfortable decibels or the noise is coming from too many sources it's easy to go from feeling fine to overwhelmed to stuck to shutting down. Mindfulness is, in essence, the practice of quieting that noise and filling it with simple awareness. Doing … Continue reading Two Techniques to Introduce the Mindfulness of Yoga Into Your Work Life
"Yes, and..." By nature all collaborations are creative - they describe the act of people coming together to produce something that doesn't already exist. A collaboration will result in greater success if everyone participating in it feels comfortable contributing their ideas (however wild or off the established path) and there is willingness from everyone to … Continue reading What “Yes, and…” Can Do For Collaborations
I'm always curious about how teams create their own culture and how they can affect change to it from within. While drumming up ideas surrounding collaboration for this month's article series, I couldn't help but recall one particular exercise from last year that illuminated a fun way to get teams to take a look at … Continue reading Collaborating to Shape Team Culture
Keeping it simple this week. 2 Quick Quotes About Collaboration: One more Cloud quote on collaboration (from his 2012 TED Talk at U of M): "DIY is so 20th century, I think that the future is Do-It-Together." Want to know who Chris Cloud is? Check out his website. Want to learn more about Creative … Continue reading 2 Quick Quotes About Collaboration
Over the past few years I've heard many people grapple with the same issues about utilizing collaboration in our organization - they take too long, I don't know who should be in them, what the what is the process, and I'm uncertain about when I should collaborate or just do it myself. I've been right … Continue reading Collaboration FAQ’s
Collaboration is a big deal around Vestalia, we're going to give it some attention this month. I want to kick things off by recognizing that within our organization there has been some confusion about when to be in collaboration, and even some pushback against being in it. Ever find yourself wondering if collaboration is the … Continue reading Why Collaboration?
All this talk over the past month about empowerment - what we believe it does for our organization and the people in it, how we embrace it or push it away - and not a peep about how it might be done. There are probably hundreds of ways to go about empowerment, we pulled one … Continue reading Vestalia’s Empowerment 101 – How the Heck Does it Happen?