Organizational Development

February 8, 2019

Baked or Half Baked Cake?

Idea Implications for Extraversion and Introversion Preferences How you prefer to bake your cake has enormous implications for team meetings and creative problem solving. For example, 50% of us get energy – more and more of it – from group conversations. We scramble over one other excitedly interrupting. The more we talk, the more energy […]

Assessments, Organizational Development, Personality Types
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
May 8, 2018

Feedback: The Most Undervalued EQ Skill

Feedback is an invaluable tool to enhance team and individual performance. It’s your gift of data to your team and directly tied to psychological safety. It’s also grossly misunderstood, undervalued and underutilized. According to psychologist Richard L. Williams, there are only two types of feedback that matter: Positive Feedback– For behavior repetition Corrective Feedback – […]

Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Team Building
May 4, 2018

From Dartboard to Directional Guide: When Your Value Statement Points to True North

 I once worked for an organization that required all employees to smile at every (single) visitor within 5 seconds of passing them. That’s right. Antennae out – smile on – 24/7. While the idea was credible – let’s make everyone feel welcome – the initiative failed miserably because it was impossible to apply consistently. As […]

Mission & Vision, Organizational Development, Team Building