Monet said that “It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way, so we must dig and delve unceasingly.” read more
Deb Siverson’s blog is filled with personal and relevant information about transformation in the workplace. She is a proponent for transparent and honest conversations between managers and employees, business partners, and teams for the purpose of meeting collective goals. Deb has always been a prolific writer, and uses blogging as a platform to discuss important topics like conflict, workplace engagement, happiness, collaboration, and diversity. In these posts Deb will share her real-life experiences, insights, and candid thoughts about her work as a consultant, facilitator, and coach in corporate organizations and government agencies.
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One at a time they spoke. As each person in the circle shared the impact of the last several months, I felt the goose bumps rise up and warmth begin to radiate outward from somewhere in my core. The first said, "I am working on taking special care each morning by dressing professionally to improve my self-confidence,” and the next, "I have to manage my optimism...I can be a model to others by having a positive attitude at work." One by one, they shared how they were stepping into a different relationship with read more
“I now understand that race is a profoundly complex social system that has nothing to do with being progressive or “open-minded.” In fact we whites who see ourselves as open-minded can actually be the most challenging population of all to talk to about race, because we believe we are “cool with race,” we are not examining our racial filters.” Excerpt from the book by Dr. Robin DiAngelo’ book, What Does it Mean to be White? read more
It’s easy to know intuitively if you trust someone or not, but what behaviors lead to that decision? If trust is so commonly described as a quality that must be earned what happens between the time of introduction and the mystical moment when a person proves their mettle? read more
I recently read an article about creating a "stop doing" list for the New Year. I ALWAYS do some kind of goal setting, but this year I had struggled with getting started. I feel a bit like blowing it up, getting unstuck, redefining our business model, strategy, and well, pretty much everything! read more
I had a week that spanned both sides of the continuum between effortlessness and excruciating difficulty. The easy part was my book review meeting last Friday with my advisory group. During the prior month as I wrote the chapter on Developing Authentic Trust, I felt like there was a flow and ease about how the content came together and placed itself on each page. During the review meeting, I realized how blessed I am to have such wise trusted advisors and I felt so thankful that they are willing to give me such read more