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Breakdown or Breakthrough?

On the anniversary of 9/11, with hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes, are we breaking down or breaking through? Consider a tree breaking through an acorn, underground, to sprout. It is not always easy and sometimes painful, yet life and growth await on the other side of breaking through. And it is a combination of efforts including water, fertile earth and sun.

I am inspired by how people come together to support and partner with each other, across what might normally be dividing lines, to get through disasters.

I believe partnership is what is called forth to move from what feels like a […]

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    “Find Out What You Don’t Know Before It’s Too Late!” 8/29+9/6+Now

“Find Out What You Don’t Know Before It’s Too Late!” 8/29+9/6+Now

“Get out and seek unexpected surprises, seek dramatically different people (otherwise surprises find us). Find out what you don’t know before it’s too late.” Hal B. Gregersen, Director, MIT Leadership Center

How are you implementing this challenge? Happily, I had already committed to two minute Facebook Live videos with presenters and Prism Award finalists I had never met before I heard this challenge in the #ICFConverge keynote last Thursday. This included a Facebook Live video with Brighton West, the conference video guru. I could have been too intimidated by his expert vs. my beginner video status. […]

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    Gifts for You for My Birthday! $.99 Breaking Free from Bias book + Reserve August 29, 9-10EDT for Gift 2!

Gifts for You for My Birthday! $.99 Breaking Free from Bias book + Reserve August 29, 9-10EDT for Gift 2!

 

It is my birthday week, and, feeling the love, I want to gift you!

Your first gift is a $.99 download of my 2017 cutting edge application ebook, Breaking Free from Bias: Preventing Costly Complaints, Conflict, and Talent LossClick on this book link, then “Order the ebook” then “kindle”.

Because awareness is not enough, and you can be part of the solution!

You may think “not me,” but neuroscience research shows we are all effected by bias.

Breaking Free from Bias will show you how to:

  • Burst the barriers to advancement and enhance capacity
  • Boost the quadruple bottom line (people, planet, profit, […]

Three Legacies for Sustainable Success

Executives and other leaders I coach are concerned about what void will be left as baby boomers are retiring and preparing to retire. Instead of a void, what legacy can be left for sustainable success? Legacy is “transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor,” Merriam-Webster. Personally I have also been reflecting on family legacy with my father’s recent death and our first grandchild on the way.

Considering what my coaching clients, leaders I admire, as well as my parents transmitted, three legacies stand out:

1.Integrity with self and others. “As I have said, the first thing is to be […]

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    How to Prevent Costly Complaints: Quiz & Ebook Available Today, Paperback Tomorrow

How to Prevent Costly Complaints: Quiz & Ebook Available Today, Paperback Tomorrow

 

How are you doing with preventing costly complaints & conflict?

The ebook and quiz are available today. Due to a publishing glitch, the paperback is available tomorrow. This is an update to the blog sent earlier in the week. You will now return to receiving occasional, usually monthly announcements. Thank you for your patience. Breaking Free from Bias: Preventing Costly Complaints, Conflict and Talent Loss

If you missed the blog earlier this week, read more about Future Proofing:
Building on “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Gahndi’s quote, “Change will not come if we wait for some […]

Future Proofing

 

Building on “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” Gahndi’s quote, “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” (Barack Obama)

Almost 50% of you in the US may have just shut down your brain when you saw the quote attributed to Barack Obama. “Judgment shuts down the brain in .07 seconds,” (The Human Brain Book, Rita Carter) We all experience unconscious bias. Our brains automatically filter people into like/dislike, safe/unsafe, approach/withdraw categories without our […]

Preventing Conflict, Promoting Peace

 

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What do you see in the image of this book cover?

I see a break through and breaking free, in partnership, to a world and workplace of greater peace and less conflict.

How is this possible?

Our world is breaking open. In fact, it sometimes seems to be exploding with cultural clashes and unconscious bias at the root of much conflict. Unconscious bias? Yes, you! We all have it, no matter what our background, training, and experience.

My vision is living and working in a world of […]

Breaking Free from Bias! Book excerpt

From my soon to be released, Breaking Free from Bias book’s Introduction:

“What we hear and see through the filter of bias becomes our truth, while planting the seeds of conflict.” Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain: The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

“Sue is not speaking up in our team meetings,” complains Joe in your leadership meeting. “With her lack of contribution, I am not sure our investment in her is paying off.”

Pat is perplexed, and not a little disappointed. He considered his decision to hire the bright young woman from Japan to have […]

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays to you and yours! I appreciate our deep connection and the joy of your presence in my life. I wish you for you love, joy, hope and peace in this holiday season.

This week I invited our graduating Culturally Confident Credentialing Mentor Coaching Program to pause, take a deep breath, and to access a word of wisdom. I invite you also to take a deep a breath, and see what bubbles up for you, feel free to share your words of wisdom and how you plan to put those into […]

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    From Win/Lose to Win/Win: How to Recover Hope Post-Election Oppression

From Win/Lose to Win/Win: How to Recover Hope Post-Election Oppression

Oppression can be like knowing there is a sun, but not being able to see or experience its warmth because the clouds are in the way.  The sun breaking through the clouds seems very distant. Have you experienced this during the US elections, Brexit, hostile take-overs?

We live in uncertain and divisive times where we are bombarded with fear-inducing messages. How do you access hope and win/win results while feeling oppressed with uncertainty, divisiveness and win/lose threats? 

When fearful of potential outcomes during times of uncertainty and divisiveness, hearkening back to wise spiritual truths as well as national visions and values […]