This past week, I was asked how Boards and other groups are faring without having met very often in person over the past several years. It’s an important question when it comes to making wiser decisions faster. Here are the highlights of my answer:Continue reading “How are Groups Faring?”
I used to spend a lot of time in eastern Africa. When they arrived late for a meeting, friends there would tell me, with a twinkle in their eyes, that time is like an elastic band — it stretches to fit.Continue reading “Unhurried”
I’ve become so distracted by ensuring that digital participants are engaged fully in in-person-turned-hybrid events that I was stopped short by a client’s comment last week: “We really want people to come to our conference in person. Why would they bother, if attending remotely is an option?”Continue reading “Why Bother Showing Up In Person?”
Where I live, it is becoming increasingly possible for people to meet in person.
And my stress level is rising.
Not so much because of COVID risk, but because uncertainty is stressful. And higher stress means lower adaptability. Hear the paradox? So I’m digging into the source of the stress, and it’s because people are shifting gears on short notice. Forewarned is forearmed.Continue reading “Forewarned”
One of the most piercing coaching questions I’ve heard (courtesy of Jerry Colonna) is, “How have you been complicit in creating the conditions you say you don’t want?” Ouch.
One condition I say I want is to be “easy to buy.” I want my clients to find the process of working with me to be clear, smooth and easy.Continue reading “Resisting Adaptability in Real Time”