Say the Thing That Needs to Be Said…Out of Care and Support

All thriving teams have a few things in common - they share the same purpose and goals; individuals on the team understand their roles and are capable of performing their responsibilities; and they all commit to values and ground rules that keep them working in sync.  Most importantly, they care about one another and will … Continue reading Say the Thing That Needs to Be Said…Out of Care and Support

Say the Thing That Needs to Be Said

Saying the thing that needs to be said is easier said than done.  Whether we’re putting ourselves out there by expressing a unique idea, pointing out an obstacle that is getting in someone’s way, or holding others to shared standards that it appears they’re falling short of, a whole host of scary “What if’s…” start … Continue reading Say the Thing That Needs to Be Said

Setting the Stage for Sharing Feedback That Feels Hard To Give

It's still March, and we're still exploring different types of conversations that pop up a lot in our day-to-day at Vestalia (and, let's face it, in all parts of our lives).  Turning the spotlight on feedback this week. Initiating conversations where you need to share feedback with a person to get them back on track … Continue reading Setting the Stage for Sharing Feedback That Feels Hard To Give

Showing Up: A Language for Accountability

"Showing Up" has been top of mind for the last month; it's a great concept to muse on during a time when we're constantly asked to take stock of where we're at, where we're going, where we are spending time, energy, and attention.  While "showing up" sits nicely under that umbrella, it also is a … Continue reading Showing Up: A Language for Accountability

How To Get To Your Truth Without Blame or Judgment

We're about to enter a season filled with joy...and frustration. As you bump up against friends, family, and colleagues that are showing up in a way that leaves you sad, stressed, or angry, don't avoid them or pour fuel on the fire - consider getting it out in the open in a way that fosters … Continue reading How To Get To Your Truth Without Blame or Judgment

Learning to Speak Our Truth

When our organization started to take an intentional approach to building our culture, one of the foundational values was (and is) open communication.  While a lot goes into the idea of "open communication," we highlighted a few phrases to define it, including:   "Speak Your Truth Without Blame or Judgement."   Whether you have become … Continue reading Learning to Speak Our Truth