I'm reclaiming conversations because relationships turn into transactions and we lose our capacity for learning, friendship, love, and empathy without them. Here's what MIT's Sherry Turkle has to say about why we need to stop hiding behindtexts, Tweets, emails, and other person-behind-the-screen communications.Read More
Courage helps us challenge what no longer works, fight for better ways, achieve more than we thought possible and overcome all the stress and unexpected land mines that are thrown in our paths. How do you become more courageous? By using these four strengths.Read More
Good questions help us see what we should do next. What do you need? opens up helpful conversations with others and ourself.
The question posed to our creative Quest group: If you knew your life story would be based on choices next year, how would you live?
Well, first of all, can it be a movie vs. just a story? A movie sounds so much more interesting.
Lois, Sweetheart, it can be whatever you want. This is a creative exercise."
OK, then, this is what I'm going to do so that my life is "movie-worthy."Read More
It's June 1 and the city garden behind my Providence, RI, office is bursting with new growth. What's fascinating about plants -- and organizations -- is that so much unexpected and counter-intuitive growth happens at the tips and edges of organisms.
New cellular structures -- and ways of working -- often happen by chance, emerging unexpectedly in the least likely places.Read More
Why do I care so much about helping people speak up and be heard?
It didn’t start on this day, but all these years later this incident feeds my determination to help people speak truth to powerRead More
Nothing is going as planned during this two-day tourist jaunt in Sweden. So many weeks of planning and expectations gone kaput. So I board Tram 6 for an edgy club in an iffy neighborhood and the weekend takes an unexpected course.Read More
Debbie’s mother is trying to find Debbie. But Debbie’s mother is lost inside the nursing home. There is no one to hear her or help her, except for me, the wrong number.
In my work with big companies I often feel that people are lost, calling those in positions of responsibility with ideas, cautions, and worries, and getting no response. They feel like Debbie’s mother.Read More
Five years ago when people asked me how change happens in big organizations I couldn’t wait to share ideas on positioning, navigating organizational politics and conflict.
Now my advice is different.Read More