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.”

Posts

Me Too!

November 20, 2017

This past month women have been raising their voices, telling their stories and healing relationship systems that have long tolerated sexual harassment. Women in my generation often have a “Me Too” story, or at the very least, know of someone who does. Daily, it seems, these women are coming forward and shining a bright light on a significant factor that impacts career success for women. Some people are critical of these stories, wondering “why now,” but I see the telling as a powerful affirmation that women are read more

Living Out-Loud

October 16, 2017

The reoccurring nightmare appears every few months to remind me of a fear I can’t fully grasp. In my dream, I'm running, from someone or something, that is rapidly closing in on me. Sometimes the circumstances change, but what always remains, is that I scream for help and nothing but a whispery-croak emerges from my throat. I have no voice, and I'm terrified. read more

How Do You Build Trust?

June 22, 2015

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

Emotional Intelligence and the Process of Transition

March 13, 2014

I think I am somewhere between “fear” and “threat” according to John Fisher’s personal transition curve. And both of those stages on the transition curve are supercharged with flashes of anger. It is good to know that my emotional state of dysfunction is functional, or at least normal. What is causing this emotional upheaval? read more

A Lesson in Self-Awareness

February 25, 2014

Self-Awareness is one of the fifteen emotional competencies measured in the EQi2.0 emotional intelligence assessment. The official definition is “knowing what one is feeling and why.” Knowing and understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses, what is most important, and how old scripts and behaviors get in the way of life goals is a critical component to success. read more

Does Your Vision Add Value?

January 22, 2014

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Defensiveness and RAJE Behaviors

October 29, 2013

Sometimes don’t you just want to throw yourself on the floor and have a good tantrum?  Do you ever want to point your finger in frustration and say, “It’s all your fault!” read more

Using Agreements for Conflict Management

August 27, 2013

When twenty strangers met on Whidby Island this past week, it was as if they were representing the world as a whole.  By that I mean, when you get enough people together the fullness of what it means to be human comes along for the ride.  There were those suffering from loss, enamored with new loves, transitioning to a new life-stage, and warriors who were transcending challenging situations.  I was reminded of how we are as different as we are alike.  While these twenty started out as nameless faces, once I heard read more

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

May 2, 2013

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What is Happiness: An Internal Game that Only You Can Decide to Play

January 16, 2013

What does it mean to be happy?  Psychologist Ed Diener, author of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, defines happiness as life satisfaction and having more positive emotions than negative emotions. read more


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