Conflict Resolution

April 8, 2019

The Wilderness Adventure Continues: Thanks, Gardner Defoe

What does our professional work-life have in common with a bunch of strangers in the wilderness? Actually, a lot. Both require the ability to solve complicated stuff, under duress, for extended periods of time, while working with people we don’t necessarily understand or even like. Kinda like getting married before we’ve even had a chance […]

Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development
February 13, 2019

The Practice of Leadership and Hospitality: Welcoming Stranger as Guest

We vacationed this summer on an island nestled on a remote lake in Maine. Guests had their own cottages and the lodge was the only location to access Wi-Fi. I had no phone service whatsoever. However, what I did have – we all had – was an abundance of hospitality from staff and guests alike. At […]

Conflict Resolution, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Personality Types, Stress Management, Team Building
February 7, 2019

Who’s Indispensable and Nearly Invisible on Your Team: Who’s Hector Today?

I did it again. This morning I watched helplessly as the steel cut oats violently erupted up and over the saucepan, splattering a frothy film that seared a hard crust all over the stove.  A spectacular mess. This puzzles me because I’m an accomplished cook, as I should be.  As former co-entrepreneur of an all-natural […]

Business Partnerships, Conflict Resolution, Family Owned Businesses, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Team Building