When we change the quality of our conversations it is possible to transform our relationships and expand our world. But too often, we first look for where we disagree and polarize around those differences. Our conversations are then filled with resistance and defensiveness rather than elevated thinking and creativity. The time has come to seek alignment in a polarized world. 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.
“I hope these entries offer you some value and insight, and I look forward to reading your comments.”
What does it mean to be truly authentic? Authenticity is one of my key values, and I’ll tell you why. I grew up in a family that hid from the truth, to the extreme. I’m not sure if my Mom even recognized fact from fiction by the time she passed away at 59. We had BIG secrets throughout my childhood that still haunt me to this day. So, needless to say, it has always been really important to me to be “real.” But last week when my teenager said, “how honest do you want me to be?” I came face-to-face with a moral read more