Make Change Suck Less — Episode #5

Make Change Suck Less — Episode #5

Reasons to Like Contraction AND Expansion In episode #4, we introduced three sets of questions that have a remarkable ability to change the way we think. That was before COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. It turns out that stopping the world as we know it...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #4

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #4

What Does It Take to Dig a New Groove? In episode #3, we acknowledged the creative power of asking “what if” instead of hunkering down in fight or flight every time change appears on the horizon. In this episode, we’ll develop a practice around questioning in order to...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #3

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #3

What If? In episode #2, we explored unexpected benefits resulting from changes in our lives that were outside of our control. In this episode, let’s dig deeper to see just how change can truly enrich our experience – in the rear-view mirror. How many different people...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #2

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #2

Resist Wisely… It Requires an Incalculable Amount of Energy! In episode #1, we established that going with the flow has its merits… and that doing so sometimes even produces beneficial outcomes. But what if it gets even better than that? We spend SO much...
Make Change Suck Less – Episode #1

Make Change Suck Less – Episode #1

What I Learned About Change From a Very Weird Plant on My Deck I’m a beginner with plants. Having spent 2+ decades raising kids (and a business), I’ve decided to start slowly with the green stuff.  That’s why my best friend and I picked out this plant early last...
Get Started NOW to Hit the Ground Running in January

Get Started NOW to Hit the Ground Running in January

You know that feeling that comes every year just after Labor Day… like you’re getting shot out of a canon? You’ve finally put away your vacation clothes, started thinking about replacing the summer annuals with fall mums, and are lamenting that the days have already...
IMPACT:  Now

IMPACT: Now

The roles of Corporate Communications and Human Resources are SHIFTING – and increasing visibility along with demand TO DELIVER for the business. What is the difference? IMPACT is delivered and quantified. For example: $14 million saved through engaged employees at...
WBENC 2017 Summit & Salute Conference Highlights

WBENC 2017 Summit & Salute Conference Highlights

Reflecting on our favorite moments from the WBENC 2017 Summit & Salute in New Orleans. Reflect on… Relationships, why WBENC, the future of healthcare and consumer products and retail: http://bit.ly/2mJEl3f Summit & Salute is one of two national events...
The Ultimate Balancing Act

The Ultimate Balancing Act

Messages about cost out and growth may seem contradictory. They’re really not – if the company and its leaders are extremely clear in communicating the direction and they see the link in freeing up resources from one area in the company in order to fund growth...
Drivers of Sustainable Workplace Engagement

Drivers of Sustainable Workplace Engagement

Companies that rank high for employee engagement are more profitable, more productive, have better customer ratings and fewer safety incidents (Gallup). Here are five tips to help fire up employees engagement. Before you take any of these steps, consider this a...
Setting the Stage for a Successful CEO Transition

Setting the Stage for a Successful CEO Transition

After a failed first attempt, #Starbucks #CEO Howard Schultz’s second departure announcement went much smoother. In a post for The CEO Magazine blog, I share why effective communication during a transition means more confidence from your stakeholders. Here’s a...