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The Mother of All Leadership Challenges

March 12, 2021 | 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 cabinet in the background. I gasped, […]

Daring to Have the Tough Conversations

February 19, 2021 | Wendy B. White

During Black History Month, after a year when the push for racial justice has been highlighted and accelerated in new ways, I’ve been reflecting on my own sadness that changes in our country, sought for so long, have not come easier. I am a white, educated, middle class woman who can freely walk into any […]

How to successfully onboard and engage new hires

January 29, 2021 | Wendy B. White

I’ve been coaching a new leader who moved her family halfway across the country to take a dream job only to discover the week before she started work that everything had changed. It was March 2020 when the work world entered into pandemic lockdown, and so many of us began adapting to work from home. […]

The Hill We Climb

January 22, 2021 | Guest Author

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman When day comes we ask ourselves,where can we find light in this never-ending shade?The loss we carry,a sea we must wadeWe’ve braved the belly of the beastWe’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peaceAnd the norms and notionsof what just isIsn’t always just-iceAnd yet the dawn is oursbefore we […]

The Magic of Appreciative Inquiry

January 8, 2021 | Sallie Lee

Have you ever stumbled across something that turned your world around? That’s what the odd-sounding philosophy and methodology called APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY did for me. And, it’s available to you, too. In late 1996, my friend and colleague Ravi Pradhan called me late one night from the Albuquerque airport saying that he had just attended a […]

Continuum’s Spotlight Series – Partners Doing Good in the World

December 7, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

At Continuum, we are proud of who we can call partners, both with our consultants and our clients, because of the caliber of who they are and what they are doing as leaders. Our new Continuum Spotlight Series is intended to showcase the good news happening in the world, particularly by and with Continuum consultants […]

Resilience, Part 2: Built to Belong

November 20, 2020 | Sallie Lee

Part One of this short series on resilience revolved around the idea that as co-inhabitants of Earth, we and all creatures are connected in a system of cascading, complex asymmetrical interdependence that is both compelling and daunting: my long-term resilience depends on yours. Acknowledging that interconnectedness places us on the road to greater safety and […]

The COVID Era: Leadership Lessons from the Field – A New Series, Report #2

November 13, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

We are living and working in what we at Continuum refer to as the COVID Era, inclusive of the global pandemic restrictions and economic impacts as well as issues that reflect the unprecedented levels of division and polarization across the globe. The year of crisis that has been 2020 inspired us to create the COVID […]

Resilience: Nesting in Connection (Part 1)

October 22, 2020 | Sallie Lee

Most of what I have read about resilience during the COVID era centers on individual hardiness. There’s some attention placed on our personal webs and bubbles of support, but the literature is mainly focused on developing inner states of mind and strength that enable us to roll with the punches, weather storms and find our […]

Catalytic Leadership

October 16, 2020 | Lisa Marie Main

Have you ever wondered how some leaders, who undoubtably have an overflowing workload, still find time and energy to enjoy life with family and friends or engage in their favorite hobby or sport? They typically are the same leaders whose people clamored to be on their team, consistently obtain profitable business results and have enviable […]