Are We Pawns in a Larger Social Game?

By M. Carolyn Miller   Since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protestors have marched in at least 140 cities across the U.S., speaking out against systemic racism and police brutality, noted The New York Times on June 2. The officers involved were immediately fired, and subsequent charges are being brought. Will this change […]

Are You Leveraging Your Superpower?

By Lisa Marie Main How many times have you left a meeting discouraged by the time spent mired in a problem and far from reaching a solution? This is what almost happened with the executive leadership team of a multi-billion-dollar consumer goods company I had the privilege to coach. And then, one of its members […]

How to Strengthen the Family Team

By Wendy B. White   My kids were raised in a somewhat-unconventional household. When they came home from school, large sheets of flip chart paper would greet them, hung on all the walls in the living room. I was in the middle of it all, furiously typing notes from the previous day’s event, or meeting […]

Do You Need a Leadership Map for COVID-19?

By Wendy B. White     When COVID-19 hit, overnight our consulting business contracts dropped 50 percent. We were shaken. It was hard to concentrate, get our bearings, and stay focused on the next steps and solutions. We have been in business for over 25 years, and we knew we were in unchartered territory, like […]

The Mother of All Leadership Challenges

By Lisa Marie Main     Recently, I was facilitating a client video conference on Zoom. The speaker, a young woman charged with leading an organizational initiative, began to outline her project update. As she did, serious and focused on the audience, her toddler, dressed in blue pajamas with brown curly hair, climbed a wooden […]

Appreciative Voice in Turbulent Times

There is nothing more inspiring, and soothing to the soul, than a gathering of conscious people committed to leveraging their individual and collective voices, appreciative voices, for the greater good. And, there is nothing more jarring than reading the headlines about the “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday, in Charlottesville, VA.  The escalated violence and […]

Bridging the Divide

Announcing: Bridging the Divide  Bridging the Divide is a timely endeavor being developed to serve and equip individuals, leaders, communities, organizations and businesses with effective tools, strategies, and dialogues that enable people to more effectively close the gaps that are painfully dividing us. Differences in life are natural.  It is innate in us to come […]

Catch The Curve … The CHANGE Curve

Change Management

I am continually surprised at how much this simple illustration can help us understand change and growth within organizations. It seems that so many of the groups I’m currently working with are challenged with jumping and catching the next curve. Here’s how it works. We begin at the bottom of the S Curve to vision, […]