Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do?

Cultural Intelligence is a lifelong journey!with so many sparkling facets, I say. Today I am sharing a few gems from this morning’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, with the video and audio above of my interview about generational clashes over workplace attire, followed by the transcript below and our GDPR update. This makes for a longer than usual blog. You are at choice for which sections you want to explore.

Diversity and Inclusion Gems

You hear what you see,” after we listened to someone say something with our eyes opened and closed. Also, I was delighted to hear […]

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do?2018-05-30T20:56:19+00:00

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do? +GDPR Update

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Cultural Intelligence is a lifelong journey!with so many sparkling facets, I say. Today I am sharing a few gems from this morning’s Diversity and Inclusion Workshop, with the video and audio above of my interview about generational clashes over workplace attire, followed by the transcript below and our GDPR update. This makes for a longer than usual blog. You are at choice for which sections you want to explore.

Diversity and Inclusion Gems

You hear what you see,” after we listened to someone say something with our eyes opened and closed. Also, I was delighted to […]

Generations Clash Over Workplace Attire-What to Do? +GDPR Update2018-05-30T20:41:43+00:00

From Flooded to Focused: Enjoy the rewards!

My United Nation leadership coaching clients live in the same Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous world we all experience. The effects on us? self doubt, eroded confidence and difficulties focusing. We are bombarded with 11 million bits of info per moment and our brains can only process forty bits of information per moment. Our brains set up thousands of automatic filtering systems where unconscious bias, which can limit potential, occurs.

What to do? My UN leadership coaching clients, who literally carry the lives of many on their shoulders, delight in being introduced to a practice […]

From Flooded to Focused: Enjoy the rewards!2018-05-09T21:22:15+00:00

WHAT Did You Just Say? Challenging Communication 2 Step

Have you ever felt like walking away from a conversation, or screaming, “WHAT did you just say?

My HR colleague, Randy Woehl, provides another communication option, which I follow up with a second challenging communication step.

When Randy hears a limiting statement like, “Latinas do not belong in the board room because they are just not that business minded,” he invites the person to substitute “Latina” (or Human Resource professionals, or women or whatever group is being targeted) with their own cultural identity.

So if Randy’s counterpart is a white male, he would say, “White males do not belong in the […]

WHAT Did You Just Say? Challenging Communication 2 Step2018-04-12T08:30:28+00:00
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Pause: What Is the Most Loving Thing to Do?

What’s the most loving than I can do for myself, for others, for this community, for the earth? What would our world look like if we paused and asked ourselves this before speaking in a meeting, with family, at a rally, or on transportation?

It would stop the drama triangle of Persecutor, Rescuer, Victim.  I practiced this recently at a Bystander Intervention training at the Open Table. We role played being the harassed (ouch!) , the harasser (ouch!) and the intervening bystander.

The temptation for the intervening bystander, in our attempt to rescue the harassed, is to move into persecuting the harasser. Then the harasser […]

Pause: What Is the Most Loving Thing to Do?2018-02-14T19:01:33+00:00

SUPER-VISION!

When you hear the word supervision, what image comes to mind? You may think of someone who had authority over you and perhaps did not use it well. I know I have.

That is not what I am here to talk about today. What great organizational supervisors and coaching supervisors have in common is cultivating a culture of credibility, trust and support. Successful supervisors also deliver effective, constructive feedback. Supervision contributes as well to quality assurance and professional development.

As a coaching supervisor now and previously as a social work supervisor, I find a key […]

SUPER-VISION!2018-01-26T22:39:38+00:00

Hacking Motivation 2: Leap into Full Potential + New Opportunity for Coaches

What do successfully leading during challenging times, completing a book and running for political office have in common? Hacking motivation! Here we explore how leaping  into full, future potential hacks motivation, building on the first of this three part series, where we looked at how holding to purpose and vision serve as a motivation hack. How is your motivation?

1.Book writing: Even with a clear calling, I would still sit down to write and be pulled off track with my brain chatter. That included the very unhelpful thought, “who are you to write this book?” (sound familiar?) Like any successful coach, […]

Hacking Motivation 2: Leap into Full Potential + New Opportunity for Coaches2017-12-08T09:27:34+00:00

Hacking Motivation #1: From Leading Change to Book Writing

What do successfully running for leading during challenging times, completing a book and running for political office have in common? Hacking motivation! We focus on the first of three motivation hacks, with three examples:

  1. Holding to purpose and vision: focusing on the “why”: Motivation Hack

A. Leading during challenging times: the International Coach Federation Mexico and my coaching colleague Elena Espinal partnered to raise spirits and funds to rebuild Mexico following the earthquakes, focusing on future possibilities. I was privileged to be interviewed by Elena, with simultaneous translation from English to Spanish. We talk about different ways of handling loss, […]

Hacking Motivation #1: From Leading Change to Book Writing2017-12-08T09:27:35+00:00