Building trust and taking responsibility

They’ll never go for this idea, I thought.  They are too conservative. They want to keep things the way they are. It’s what’s been working for years.  It can’t hurt to ask.  Sometimes introducing new ideas and expanding a company can feel like being trapped in a box, especially in rigid organizations that have strict hierarchies and require a top-down … Read More

Leveraging patterns of behavior to anticipate what’s next

Bob is a team player, always ready to collaborate on projects. Sheryl has a knack for clear communication, ensuring everyone understands her message. Nelle excels at providing constructive feedback, and turning negatives into positives. Bart coaches youth soccer on Thursdays, while Cliff prefers white papers written in a specific style. Josh, a busy senior VP, only reviews finished products that … Read More

Overcoming complexities with a step-by-step approach

I could easily envision the desired outcome and how incredible the end result would be. However, once I began figuring out how to make it happen, I tended to back off as things suddenly became complex. That was early in my career. Change often appears simple from afar, but as you delve deeper into the process, it becomes increasingly challenging. … Read More