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

Leading through Change

April 30, 2020

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.  -George Eliot read more

Psychological Safety: Trusting Me, Trusting You

February 19, 2020

Trusting myself and others is part of my life-long learning. Feeling safe inside myself, at times, requires telling myself that I'm okay and equipped to handle what comes next. For me, self-coaching or soothing myself, has been an on-again, off-again practice for more than twenty years. The need to calm myself started because of panic attacks. The first one came out of nowhere, surprising me when I was driving down the interstate. The panic attacks started during a difficult time in my life and prompted me to learn read more

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

Transforming Leadership: The 3 Basics

August 21, 2017

I believe that the greatest truths of the universe don’t lie outside, in the study of the stars and the planets. They lie deep within us, in the magnificence of our heart, mind, and soul. Until we understand what is within, we can’t understand what is without. —Anita Moorjani, Dying To Be Me read more

From Conflict to Collaborative Partnerships

January 30, 2017

Conflict seems to be the rule rather than the exception these days. This weekend I read a quote, “Trying to find the balance between staying informed, and total insanity.” Daily doses of conflict are becoming exhausting. The disagreement over issues and differences of opinions is not what makes conflict hard. Conflict is hard because of the pain that comes from making, and taking it personally. read more

The Four Success Factors of Millennial Leaders

May 18, 2016

Relay races are won or lost, based on how well the baton was passed. In 2016, some 3.6 million Baby Boomers will retire, and metaphorically pass the baton to 25% of working millennials who are slated to become managers this year. How well the baton is passed will determine if a company falls behind, stays the course, or wins the race. What are the top four strategies that will bolster the odds of a smooth transition? Below are the four things that millennial leaders want and need to run a successful race.   read more

Millennials, Feedback, and the Dreaded Performance Appraisal

September 22, 2015

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A Manager's Guide to Coaching an Action Plan

August 11, 2015

Vision with action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.  Japanese Proverb read more

How Confidence Impacts Leadership

April 30, 2015

I watched the small bird for scarcely a minute, wings flapping frantically as he dipped and swerved side to side in an attempt to ride the wind.  Out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of the hawk, climbing against the face of the cliff with four or five powerful strokes before seeming to rest on the breeze, gliding with grace and ease.  The different approach was striking, and I considered whether my own process was more like the former or the latter. I want to create from the external environment with ease, read more


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