Change Is Always Constant

Like many people experienced, 2022 for me was no joke. Although being a leader sometimes means you have to find the humor—no matter how dark, in different situations. I don’t think the year set out to kill me, but I do know it held me by my feet over a cliff and dared me to… Read more »

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Self-Leadership is a Journey

You can learn a lot about somebody by watching what they do. But how much time do you spend watching yourself? At the beginning of 2022, I had a big decision to make. I was offered a senior position to help lead our firm into a new chapter. It was an exciting offer with a… Read more »

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The Easy Button

Who hacked the Easy Button? This has been a common refrain around my company for the past decade. For those who are unfamiliar with the Easy Button, beginning in 2005 Staples, the office supply company, featured thebutton in its advertising campaigns. The concept: Got a challenge or a need? Press the Easy Button and presto,… Read more »

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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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