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.”

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Transforming Employee Engagement

January 27, 2015

I look at the clock and realize that it’s 4:25 p.m. on a Friday afternoon and I suspect that somewhere between 40 and 80 percent of the workforce, which is literally millions of people, are beginning to celebrate the end of another week; a week where they traded a piece of themselves to pay the rent or mortgage. I imagine them in pubs as these words hit the page, sipping martinis or sharing a beer over this week’s war stories. Parents are rushing to pick up kids, yet another vivid reminder of why they must continue read more

A Love Letter to Xponents

February 14, 2014

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Does Your Vision Add Value?

January 22, 2014

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Why Us? Why Now?

January 8, 2014

At the start of every New Year, it is a good idea to ask yourself some tough questions, such as: Why me?  Why us? Why now? Why am I doing what I am doing?  Does it serve my purpose? Does it make the best use of my talents and skills? read more

Thanks for My Values

November 27, 2013

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

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

What is Hope: Realistic Goals, Persistence, and Belief

January 3, 2013

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

Your Talent is Your Gift to the World

December 19, 2012

Each of us is a gift.  We bring with us into the world a bundle of raw talent and possibilities.  When we take all that and mix it with our life experience it’s somewhat like having both the seed and the earth on standby, ready and willing to produce something special.  Yet only we can prepare the soil for its use—so that it can bear fruit.  Some struggle to learn how to create the furrows in the ground, remove the stone or debris, and prepare for the planting.  They say, “This land is barren—nothing good can come of read more

Pattern of Integrity

September 19, 2012

I recently delivered our Leadership Basics program to a really great group at Bureau of Reclamation.  This is a fun program to lead because the participants really love reconnecting with who they are.   The morning of the first day, I do this exercise on values; because I believe that a component of leadership presence comes from living your values at work.  Someone that I had invited to observe the session was noticeably touched as she gained a deeper level of awareness about who she is at her very center, and what read more

Evaluation and Assessment

June 28, 2012

Taking time off this week has given me a break in the action for some serious evaluation and assessment; the space I needed to take stock. I have read more, slept longer, and exercised more consistently.  I have seen two movies (one I enjoyed and the other not so much).  Time away from my typical work routine helps me restore my energy and tune-up my relationships.  The space it creates for me to take a breath and assess my current situation is priceless…not doing so is risky business. read more


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Transfer of Learning

In this recorded interview, Deb discusses the challenges of transferring learning back at the job. She offers insight and practical solutions to get the most out of systems learning strategies.