Happy Juneteenth!

Some resources for those of you wanting to spend some time expanding your education and awareness: Movies – Documentaries  Roots ~8 hours 7 emmy nominations. An eight-hour event series, “Roots” is a historical portrait of one family’s journey through American slavery and their will to survive and preserve their legacy in the face of unimaginable … More Happy Juneteenth!

Importance of Social Networks and the Wood Wide Web

With Earth Day upon us indulge me a little as I compare the importance of the strength of our social relationships to the intricate network that is part of a healthy forest. A healthy forest floor communicates through what is sometimes referred to as the wood wide web. When I learned about these well-networked relationships … More Importance of Social Networks and the Wood Wide Web

Building Highly Productive Relationships: Communication & Trust

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw Communication is such a minefield these days. Co-workers often complain about the misuse and abuse of communication while their smart phone sits inches within reach or even in the palm of their hand. Not too long ago I … More Building Highly Productive Relationships: Communication & Trust

Modern Marriage as High Maintenance as Pinot Noir?

It is not just workplaces that have been changing rapidly. Shankar Vedantan, host of Hidden Brain podcast takes a look at the history of marriage and explores what has contributed to the high expectations of a modern marriage. Why has marriage gone from the easy to thrive even when neglected Cabernet to the fickle and … More Modern Marriage as High Maintenance as Pinot Noir?

Avoid the Common Pitfalls: How to Create Successful Organizational Assessments

Diversity is possibly the biggest buzzword in corporations in 2017. However, few companies are succeeding in this area. I recently read about a company that underwent a tremendous overhaul to improve the diversity of their workforce. Increasing diversity within the organization had been a long term strategic goal. To achieve this important initiative, they brought in consulting teams to educate the staff on diversity, hired a Diversity Director, and changed their recruitment process to attract more diverse applicants. What they didn’t do? … More Avoid the Common Pitfalls: How to Create Successful Organizational Assessments

Books

I am an avid reader and the books listed below represent a few that have made me think and expanded my view on problem solving, leadership and people management. … More Books

Articles

What the Best Transformational Leaders Do

“Transformational CEOs Tend to be “Insider Outsiders”The list is topped by companies headed by visionary founders with no prior experience in their industries … More Articles