When individuals or teams have worked their way into a conflict, they are the only ones that can get out of it in a way that results in new understanding and increased well-being between them. Often though the people involved in the us vs. them dynamic can't see the problem they share clearly or objectively, … Continue reading Finding the Solution Hidden Within
The Four-Chambered Heart
Heart is a small word and an enormous concept. It describes an instinct to care for the well-being of ourselves and others. It is the powerful result of joining courage, passion, and conviction. It is the conduit through which we channel love, strength, and healing. Our hearts belong to us. Sometimes we don’t pay attention … Continue reading The Four-Chambered Heart
Innovation is often equated with paradigm-shifting concepts, monumental breakthroughs, and the development of products or processes that cause significant change in industries, art, or life as we know it (like these). Innovators that produce a large-scale impact are celebrated for their extraordinary abilities and creativity (think Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, and these amazing women). Given … Continue reading Original Thinkers
What Does Successful Conflict Resolution Look Like?
If you manage or lead other people, it’s worth the effort to build up your conflict resolution tool box. Chances are that several times throughout a workday, you’ll discover conflicts, some will be brought to you, and you may even become aware that you’ve caused a few. However they get identified, once they’re in your … Continue reading What Does Successful Conflict Resolution Look Like?
Pause and Play
Last week I promised a closer look at how different types of conversations show up in Vestalia’s culture. It seemed like an easy task, after my 7th draft came up short of where I want it to be I’m acknowledging that the task is, in fact, not easy. I’m going to keep working on it … Continue reading Pause and Play
Technical Problems or Adaptive Challenges?
This is my last installment on change (for a while at least!). Keeping it quick because I know you have a lot to do. You won't find a lot of answers or advice in this one, it's intended to raise awareness and questions. If you've got some examples that could illuminate how this applies to our … Continue reading Technical Problems or Adaptive Challenges?
The Journey Begins
Hi everyone! As you may have noticed, I've started sending articles to you all that have something to say about what we're trying to achieve in our culture. It's not mandatory that you read them, and I'm not sending them out as "law" (i.e., I don't always believe everything they say applies to us specifically … Continue reading The Journey Begins