• Contentment and Culture

    Contentment and Culture0

    For those who follow me, you know that my focus is on building strong organizational cultures. It seems evident that cultures are a reflection of the people that live and work in them. I came across a great article in the New York Times about Costa Rica and how contented they are as a people.

  • The Gift Of Conflict

    The Gift Of Conflict0

    In preparation for a workshop with a group of executives on “Managing Conflict,” I developed the following “Five Steps To Managing Conflict:”

  • An Inspired Friendship

    An Inspired Friendship0

    I just got off the phone with my good friend and mentor, Don Campbell, from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Don and I first met when we were on the board of Holistic Management back in the late 1980′s. He remains a true inspiration to me.

  • How You Can Identify The Ways People Communicate Differently?

    How You Can Identify The Ways People Communicate Differently?0

    Communication styles tell us something about ourselves and tell us something about each other. They reveal the way we think and act. They reveal the way we prefer to learn and process information. They reveal our personality, our values and our character.

  • Culture and Leadership – At Every Level

    Culture and Leadership – At Every Level0

    Last summer I made a clear intention to re-focus my work on organizational culture. It’s amazing what I have been learning since  then. I have been meeting some incredibly wise people who are doing life-changing work in their cultures. Not only am I working with and learning from some amazing executives about how to create

  • Connect by Disconnecting

    Connect by Disconnecting0

    I spent the past week with my amazing five-year-old grandson, Ethan. It was a week of “hanging out.” We spent time swimming, hiking, building puzzles and lego, relaxing at the zoo, chasing butterflies, reading stories, and, of course, napping.