Leading Change in a WorkHuman Way

A week ago today, I was at the WorkHuman Conference, hosted by Globoforce. Today, as I was facilitating a workshop on Leading Innovation and Change, I was still basking in conference afterglow. Workhuman was packed with insights with some of today’s best thought leaders. Since my workshop was about Leading Change, I thought I’d share some …

Leadership is Not About Making Time To Lead

One of the most common obstacles I hear from leaders who say they want to improve their leadership impact is that they simply don’t have time. They don’t have time to have weekly or bi-weekly one-on-one conversations. They don’t have time to have team meetings. They don’t have time to spend reflecting on how they have demonstrated …

Why I Don’t Throw Parties When People Leave

Once upon a time, I had a job that I loved. I was fully engaged. Talk about discretionary effort – I invested all of my effort! I was positive and happy. I had many “best friends” at work. I knew that my role contributed to the bigger picture and that every day I was making an impact. I loved it. Then things changed. It didn’t …

Do Your Customers Love You Enough to Send Pizza? #TwitterLove

In case you missed it, last week, Twitter celebrated their 10 year anniversary. The hashtag, #TwitterLove trended and as part of the celebration, the three founders, Ev Williams, Biz Stone, and Jack Dorsey, participated in a reflective discussion about Twitter’s roots, their experiences as founders, and many stories of the Twitter-verse community. …

How to make the corporate world more human… in 6 simple steps!

I’ve been thinking a lot about the de-humanization of the work world over the past number of years. I know I’m not alone in seeing a lack of humanity in the corporate world. So much so that the word “corporate” has become the most anti-human word in the english vocabulary. Last year, I asked people on Facebook and LinkedIn …

How One Leader Took “Happiness” Away from Human Resources

There is a lot of discussion these days about the impact of happiness on workplace engagement and productivity. In Shawn Achor’s book., The Happiness Advantage, he shares findings about the impact of Happiness – that it leads to a 23% reduction in stress and 31% increase in productivity. (Shawn Achor is speaking at WorkHuman in May – …

10 Great Pieces of Leadership Advice for Women (and Men) Leaders

I had the opportunity to sit in on a client’s International Women’s Day Panel discussion today. They had 4 fabulous female leaders share their lessons, challenges, and advice with their team at their head office. The leaders represented different ages, functions, and levels within the organization. They shared openly and vulnerably, and …

The Real Privileges of Leadership

So you think Leadership comes with privileges? It does. It comes with huge privilege, in fact. But I often run into leaders who see these privileges through 1970’s glasses. In the year 2016, the privileges of leadership are great – in fact, I believe they are greater than they have ever been. But if you’re using decades old thinking …