No Safety – No Performance: How to Communicate During Chaos

Restructuring, rightsizing, employee rebalancing…regardless of what you call it, layoffs are tough on every employee. Either you are a target now, or you could be a target later. When a company is willing to let people go, no one feels safe. That’s a key word: ‘Safe’. When employees don’t feel safe there is a noticeable decrease […]

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Want Buy-In? Give Them Hope as well as Help

“In my heart and soul, I knew I wasn’t answering the fundamental question of why the world needs this company to be successful.” ~ R.J. Scaringe, CEO, Rivian Ominous statement. Why would a CEO care about the ‘why of the world’? Isn’t a strategy enough? If we are producing a good product or service, isn’t that […]

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Leverage Help and Heart to Build Buy-in for Change

Novice drivers want to place one foot on the accelerator while keeping one on the brake. The car doesn’t move very well. It takes trust to lift the left foot and get things moving. When we roll out change we want everyone pushing in the same direction: forward! People can only do that when they have […]

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Need to Unify? Remarkable Ways to Create Community

On the second floor of the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC is a holy place. David Best’s Temple invites quiet contemplation in a huge ballroom completely dressed with intricately carved wood. Thoughts spill onto the surfaces as visitors are invited to take a small piece of wood and write what’s on their mind. These tiny […]

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The Surprisingly Best Day for Change

I’ve been travelling in Italy this past week for business constantly moving from plane to hotel to train and back again. It’s hard at times to push myself to keep up work routines let alone work on a new idea. Wouldn’t it be easier to do all that once I’m connected to a network, had […]

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From Survive to Thrive: How to Align People on Success

When companies want to grow, differentiate, or compete effectively, they don’t take baby steps. They transform. If your involved in a transformation initiatives, your success will be directly correlated to how well you engage people. Without having everyone pulling in the same direction, your chances of reaching your goals are minuscule at best. You need […]

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