Is Cognitive Dissonance Keeping You Up at Night?

By Carolyn Miller   In normal times, sleep disorders affect 25 percent of Americans annually, according to the American Sleep Apnea Association. But these are not normal times. Indeed, the pandemic has created “…a perfect storm of sleep problems,” notes Donn Posner, president of Sleepwell Associates and a Stanford University School of Medicine professor. Blame […]

Can You Catch the Curve?

By Wendy B. White   I am sitting on the back porch, drinking my morning coffee and listening to Bob Dylan’s “Times they are a Changing” play. The words could have been written to describe the times we are living in today. They also made me think about all of the work we have done […]

What Does It Take to Lead in a Volatile World?

by Lisa Marie Main   We are living and working in a world that is constantly changing, unstable, reactionary and often divisive. Welcome to the  VUCA World. What does it take to lead in such tumultuous times?   Human beings are dynamic and messy, and we bring that complex diversity with us wherever we go, including […]

Are You Aware of the Millennial Lens?

By Carolyn M. Miller   In the era of coronavirus, social distancing, and working from home, one industry is doing quite well, thank you: games. In fact, board games and online games that were trending upward before the new normal have suddenly moved to the top of the charts. Thank the Millennials. Born between roughly […]

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 […]