Time To Begin Again

It is human nature to envision the future as a modified slice of the recent past. Thus, we expect the contours of the path ahead to look somewhat different but remain largely familiar and therefore comfortable. The last 50years of relative stability have reinforced this myopic and narrow aspect of human expectations, rendering us ill… Read more »

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Changing the Game

You might have heard the expression, or even uttered these words yourself. The meaning is simple: low standards, mediocre work, and one shouldn’t have higher expectations. However, when heard by a long-time government manager like me, these words can sting. As someone who is proud ofmy government career, I’ve often witnessed outstanding work from government… Read more »

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Maximize Your Team’s Potential

Gallup’s five decades of employee engagement surveys continue to show disengaged team members leave their best efforts at home. Their 2022 “State of the Global Workforce” report shows just 32 percent of U.S. employees are engaged while 51 percent are disengaged and 17 percent are actively disengaged.

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Lessons from the Past

As a Māori woman, my experiences and understandings have been shaped by the knowledge passed down by indigenous people before me. They offer perspectives that a lot of the world has forgotten or overlooked for one reason or another. What we’re doing to our planet and what we’re doing to other people shed light on… Read more »

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Creating a Culture of Psychological Safety

The idea of “safety” in the workplace has come a long way from practicing routine fire drills, securing your belongings at your desk during the workday, or changing your password every 90 days. Throughout the last few years, the term“ psychological safety” has gained ground as a concept and best practice as leaders strive to… Read more »

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Brave Leadership

In ever dreamt of a career in politics, but I found my political career launched when I became the policy director for a school board member in the second largest school system in the nation.

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Scarcity & Abundance: Two Sides of the Same Coin

When I began my coaching business, I was deeply concerned about how to make it work, how to find clients, and how to make money. As a solopreneur, everything was on me. I had to make it work because I had left a high-paying job, with benefits and security, for a bigger purpose.

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A Woman in Medicine

Although women physicians have come a long way in establishing themselves as leaders in their profession, our journey remains with much more to achieve. While women account for 53 percent of the nation’s medical school enrollees, in 2019 women physicians comprised only 36 percent of the workforce. In terms of leadership roles, women hold only… Read more »

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