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MANAGE THE CORTISOL TO MANAGE THE STRESS

Last week we discussed the four “happy” chemicals we all possess "YOU Are Responsible for Creating a Circle of Safety on Your Team". As a conclusion to this series, we wanted to talk about one more chemical that impacts whether or not you are building a Circle of Safety within your culture. That chemical is cortisol. Cortisol is designed to keep us alive by helping us look for danger. Read More

YOU Are Responsible for Creating a Circle of Safety on Your Team

Dangers constantly exist all around us. Whether it’s people trying to lure our customers away, a rough economy, acts of terrorism, or an unexpected illness or death of a loved one — the world is full of danger. However, this danger should not extend to our internal work environments feeling unsafe. Read More

Positively Impact Your Culture Through a Post-It Note... and 5 Other Actionable Insights

Something interesting that I have noticed through the years in working with people and teams is that “themes” start to develop in the work. The theme that has been developing the last couple of weeks has been that people REALLY WANT TO BE KNOWN by their leaders and, on the other side of that, leaders have NO IDEA how much others are impacted by their behaviors – both good and bad. Read More

WHERE ARE YOU GOING ON VACATION THIS SUMMER?

Several months ago, while watching the evening news, I was fascinated with two separate stories that were actually two sides of the same coin. The common thread between these stories was a national discussion about paid time off. One news segment criticized the President of the United States for taking too much vacation and can be read here. My thought while watching the coverage was this is the Leader of the Free World! Read More

Trouble Creating a Culture of Accountability? Your Fears are the Likely Culprit!

Recently I ran across a blog that addressed an issue that Cristina and I find far too prevalent in leaders and organizations. It is also an issue I find I have most helped people deal with in my social circles, in my family, and in my clinical practice. Why is it so hard for us to confront? First, let me give credit to Dan Rockwell of the Leadership Freak, who puts out dynamic, prolific blogs…empowering leaders 300 words at a time. Read More

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