The power of team

The power of team

Have you ever played on a team? My daughter is on the state championship volleyball team in Colorado. She didn’t actually play with the varsity girls in the championship, but when they held the assembly, all the players on the team stood up… because it takes the...
Detox Formula for Teams

Detox Formula for Teams

Last week I spoke with two groups. One was an intact team, the other was a group of professionals who manage teams in their respective organizations. Both groups have the same issues. Both groups asked: Why don’t more people act like grown ups? Why don’t...
Metamorphasis

Metamorphasis

Summer is the cocoon of reinvention. For many, this time of year is the capstone of one journey and the beginning of a new one. Freshmen are getting ready to be sophomores. Juniors are getting ready to be seniors. Seniors are getting ready for college. College...
Curiosity Might be a Cure for Humanity

Curiosity Might be a Cure for Humanity

True story. I was moderating a panel of professional women a few weeks ago and heard the most remarkable comment. A woman with a long career in human resources admitted that for years she kept a cool professional distance from people in the organization. As she became...
Energy to Lead

Energy to Lead

It takes energy to lead. For the past two weeks we’ve been talking about nurturing, which comes naturally but which is impossible if our cup is empty. We have to cultivate a life that has a sustainable energy source. Naturally, I draw most of my metaphors for...
Nurturing into the Future

Nurturing into the Future

When my eldest daughter left for college, her sister took over her room. Now when Caitlin comes home, she doesn’t even have closet space. The nest has become uncomfortable. Nature reminds us of the way God has set up the universe to work, including how we...