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Bring your #wholeself to work: superpowers of explorers

Welcome to Part 4 of a series all about bringing your #wholeself to work. Read part 1 (on athletes) over here ; Part 2 (on parents) over here ; and Part 3 (on artists) over here Work is full of its own special kind of tension. We want to make processes and procedures repeatable, to save time …

Bring your #wholeself to work: superpowers of parents

Welcome back to our series on bringing your #wholeself to work. Read part 1 (on athletes) over here. Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4, coming up. Let’s be honest: I could write a book on this (and actually I’m working on something like that… PS if you’re not getting our emails where we share …

Bring your #wholeself to work: superpowers of athletes

Welcome to our series on bringing your #wholehuman to work. Stay tuned for parts 2, 3 and 4 coming up. Here’s a little background on WHY this matters: We recently published a series called Nurture your working life – where we invited you to consider your working life as a group of plants. Two of …

Nurture your working life: part 4 (Possibility)

This is a 4-part series to help you nurture your working life. Check out Part 1 (Intention)¬†over here, Part 2 (Foundation)¬†over here. and Part 3 (Inputs) over here. I am not really a fan of the notion that “if you don’t know exactly where you’re going, how will you get anywhere?” The truth is, a …

Nurture your working life: part 1 (Intention)

This is a series on nurturing your working life Where I sit, we’re on the cusp of spring. Wherever you sit, I hope you’re surrounded by that same feeling of imminent growth – both from the earth around you, and for YOU and your working life. Let’s start with some definitions… What is nurturing? To …

Confidence as a function of competence

Parenting’s hard. One day you’re a successful professional person with a clear path forward; the next, you’re just another imperfect human trying their best to avoid messing up their kids. Which is why I listen to parenting books and podcasts. Because I am a student of psychology, always. And because I recognize that young kids …

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Putting humans before hierarchy at work

Before we get into generalizing, let’s just acknowledge that workplace cultures are as special and different as snowflakes. But there is one thing that permeates, especially as organizations grow beyond two or three people. Hierarchy. Which mostly makes sense. There comes a time when someone needs to direct traffic; hold the final decision; be ultimately …

When change stacking leads to transformation

We’ve all heard that change is the only constant. Isn’t it remarkable then, when long stretches of time pass with barely any change at all? You stay in a role for years longer than you anticipated. The starter home ends up being your forever home. You eat the same breakfast out of the same bowl …

Turning the page

I’ve started this post at least four times now, since November. Probably because there is so much to say and yet I couldn’t decide which things I wanted to say. I just know I want to say something. I want to inspire the people who are looking at 2021 and desiring to climb in their …

Unconventional job search advice you need to hear

Like all of nature, we are in never-ending cycles of growth, blooming, fullness, fading and dying. So many people in job search are coming off a DE-struction experience in their working lives. It could be job loss, mistreatment, disenchantment, simply having outgrown an environment or team, or a million other reasons. No one gets through …