Making it Safe to Say What’s Real

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 | No Comments

“How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re spending time in the US, you’ll hear these greetings all day long; from colleagues, friends, clients, the checker at the grocery store, your kid’s teacher, the mailman, the guy making your latte at Starbucks – that’s just what we say to each other in this country. Do any […]

Making it Safe to Soar

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 | No Comments

“(He’s given us) a stable ground to fly from.  To just jump off.  To feel…because you need feel that that kind of freedom.  Because we’re all very nervous – to put our selves out there.  But there’s a safety required to soar  as much as you might.  And without that safety you’re hesitant.   You don’t go […]

Leaping Into Safety

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 | No Comments

As I explored in yesterday’s post, I believe that one of the greatest gifts a leader can bring is to make is safe for the people they lead to soar.  As I marinated on the subject, and started to trace my best and worst versions of myself through time, I came to realize that I […]

Initiating Courage

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 | One Comment

There’s so much discussion out there in the business-article-world about “initiative”.  How do leaders get people to take more “initiative”? While there seems to be a lot of finger-pointing at different generations and gnashing-of-teeth in frustration, I’m not sure that getting people to take initiative solves everything.  The flipside has its challenges too. For me […]