Boost the power of diverse teams: 7 tips for stronger connections

Boost the power of diverse teams: 7 tips for stronger connections

Diverse teams get admirable results but often at a price to the team members. They may struggle to get good results because they're experiencing a steep learning curve paved with  frustrations dealing with new people who are different from them. Based on my...

How recalibrating your ability, agility and mobility can benefit you

How recalibrating your ability, agility and mobility can benefit you

Recalibrate! The definition is “to reexamine (one’s thinking, a plan, a system of values, etc.) and correct it in accord with a new understanding or purpose.” Recalibrate also was the theme for this year’s NeuroLeadership Institute’s summit, which was its first hybrid...

How leaders can flex to make employees’ work more meaningful

How leaders can flex to make employees’ work more meaningful

A recent coaching calibration call between two strangers turned into an alumni reunion. How? During the course of the conversation, we – a business executive and a leadership coach (That’s me!) – discovered we were both alums of Hewitt Associates. (That’s the HR...

Use these 3 examples to send clear signals and improve your meetings

Use these 3 examples to send clear signals and improve your meetings

Picture yourself going to dinner at a restaurant or a friend’s home. More than likely when you take your seat, you’ll find the table already set for your meal. This preparation sends at least three signals: 1) Your host is awaiting you; 2) You’ve got the basic tools...

How mind-wandering can improve your thinking and well-being

How mind-wandering can improve your thinking and well-being

How often are you intentionally encouraging your mind to wander these days? Intentional mind wandering is a powerful and valuable tool to tap into your creativity. Mind wandering often gets a bad rap; however, mind wandering used well can take you places your brain's...