Work/Life Integration

Aug 01

All About Eve: The Road To Reprogramming Your Inner Critic

The Inner Critic plays a key role in our ongoing evolution as a species. Whenever she pokes her nose into your daily business, it’s meant to protect you from embarrassment or disappointment. Haven’t you noticed how she instinctively kicks into…
Jul 25

But What If I Fail?: How Your Inner Critic Chips Away At Confidence

As we’ve dipped our toe into the waters of GRACE In The WorkplaceTM with our last few articles, we discovered that our Confidence is partly tied to our DNA (it’s as much as 25% to 50% inherited!) We also acknowledged…
Jul 05

DRIVEN Turns The Corner: Gearing Up for GRACE In The Workplace℠

We spent a considerable amount of time during the last quarter exploring Trust in the workplace. This included abundant blog articles and workshops designed to outline the components of trust, to pinpoint the ways in which stress fogs our ability…
Jun 13

The End Of Assumption: How Genuine Curiosity Can Affect Bias

Building a culture of workplace trust can start with YOU. Yes, you have the ability to leverage your newly-acknowledged Unconscious Bias to build stronger relationships on your team, within your department, and even among the folks sitting on either side…
May 24

Believing Is Not Knowing: The Advantages of Active Listening

Now that you’ve examined the 3 Magical Rules of Safe Workplace Communications, and you’ve observed how the A.I.R. Feedback ModelTM can be applied to colleagues in need of feedback, let’s dig deeper into the practice of revealing people’s Blind Spots…
Mar 07

Social Intimacy: A Sure Bet For Achieving Workplace Trust

Who knew the simple word “trust” had such a complex, multifaceted connotation?! I began to suspect it after studying Maister’s Trust Equation, which has gone on to become one of my trusty templates for helping clients develop their brands. As…
Jan 31

Setting The Corporate Example, Part II: Mitigating Fear Through Empathy

It’s become clear that valuing your employees for the assets that they are must transcend the abstract. It requires deliberate, outward action and connection on the part of leadership. This is your cue to be inclusive, not reclusive, when forwarding…
Jan 24

Setting The Corporate Example: The Importance of Building Trust Among The Home Team

From the perspective of leadership or management, the most progressive outlook you can foster is the acknowledgment that your employees are your greatest assets. Think of it: In line-item terms, you have the most invested in them. On a more…
Jan 03

My 2017 Word of the Year: It Will Make You Think AND Act!

Definition: Done on purpose; deliberate. Synonyms Include: deliberate (as in practice), calculated, conscious, intended, planned, meant, studied, willful, knowing, purposeful, premeditated, preplanned. It’s interesting that, when you reduce it down, my 2017 Word of the Year has a curious connection…
Dec 22

Scheduling Your Priorities: How A Simple Habit Can Revolutionize Your Productivity

Becoming mindful of time sinks….that is, all of those pesky workplace tasks, crises, interruptions and other distractions that compete with your capacity to get real work done….has been the focus of our recent article series exploring productivity. If you’ve been…