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
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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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
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
I sit here in front of the fire on the first day of the year and contemplate what I can do differently to more fully live my life in alignment with my truest self. I like New Years, as it represents turning the page and starting anew with a clean slate. It’s also a time to slow down for a little contemplation and reflection. As I consider the goals I set for myself last year, I’m pleased to say that the one that mattered most was met. Achieving that big goal, requires that I take all that I learned and up the read more
In Part 2 of my blog series on Reflection and Goal Setting, I examine the Six Considerations for Xponents as we prepare to leap into the New Year by remembering the best of who we are, what we have learned, and what we are hearing from others. Use these six considerations as a strategic planning template, as you prepare for the next stage. Next week in Part 3, I will explore what we will bring with us into the New Year and the goals that will support our ongoing growth and evolution. read more
I've noticed that when I'm challenged about the choices I should make, it's a signal for me to look at the situation through the lens of my values. I was reminded again of this approach this week. My husband has been struggling with a situation, and he took a stand based on what was important to him. He said, "This does not line up with how I intend to live my life." I respect that, and am reminded of how easy it is to fall in the trap of making a decision, or worse yet going along with something you can't get read more