My Phone, My Friend, My Foe: Five Day Phone Challenge

By Adrienne Mollor We have all heard of and maybe tried to address habit changing challenges such as the 21 Day Fix, 30-day ab challenge, fit arms in 15 or maybe even used an App to make change.  We track our eating, exercise, sleep and other habits with our smart devices or in journals to better understand our patterns and derailers. This type of personal accountability seems easier with the assistance of a plan [...]

My Phone, My Friend, My Foe: Five Day Phone Challenge2021-03-07T09:11:30-05:00

Do You Engage in Conflict? by Chuck Mollor

The word “conflict” often conjures images of confrontation and anger, but this is often not the case. Disagreements occur in even the most positive and productive work relationships—at least, they should. Conflict itself is neither inherently good nor bad—what is perceived as positive or negative is how the differences are managed and the outcome ensues. There is a phenomenon that we are experiencing in the workforce today, and more broadly in our culture: The [...]

Do You Engage in Conflict? by Chuck Mollor2021-03-07T09:12:16-05:00

Investing in Virtual Relationships

Think of a time when you worked on an incredible team — maybe it’s right now — or on a personal or professional project. What made it great? Some key attributes of an exceptional team are strong leadership, collaboration, communication, respect, clear objectives, and, most importantly, a team that understands and trusts one another. “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; [...]

Investing in Virtual Relationships2021-03-07T09:14:16-05:00

Where to Start with Your DEI Initiative By Verna Ford

2020 ushered in a new era of organizational interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Major American corporations that have long supported DEI work are looking again at their recruiting practices and promotion pipelines to ensure they are reflective of national demographics. In addition to hosting open dialogues with employees about the most compelling issues of the day, these organizations are increasing supplier diversity spend and philanthropic gifts, recognizing their roles as citizens of the [...]

Where to Start with Your DEI Initiative By Verna Ford2021-02-13T09:10:53-05:00

Illusion of Balance

When we talk about the new norm, one of the first words that comes to mind is BUSY!  Our days are packed with tasks, to-dos, meetings, emails, video meetings, deadlines, reschedules, and unknowns, all of which must be managed while adapting to a rapidly changing environment. Lest we forget to mention our personal lives, which are no longer so personal as they have become incorporated into our work lives. As our homes become classrooms [...]

Illusion of Balance2021-03-07T09:17:44-05:00

Is Your Leader an Adult?

Most of us have had the painful experience of working for a leader who seemed a little less ‘mature’. Perhaps the greatest rendition of this is Steve Carell’s character on The Office “Michael Scott.” Although he means well, his grandiosity and insecurities are a comical barrier to productivity and effectiveness for the employees of Dunder Mifflin. There may have been a time in the past when the maturity level of a leader was not [...]

Is Your Leader an Adult?2020-03-27T12:13:50-04:00

When People Don’t Like Each Other

It’s basic human nature.  We’re drawn to some people more than others.  It should be easy to figure out why this is but it’s not.  I’m talking about the chemistry that exists, or not, between  individuals.  Sometimes it’s there and people click.  Sometimes it’s not and people just don’t get along.  When this happens in our personal lives, we can make a choice as to whether or not we want to spend time with [...]

When People Don’t Like Each Other2020-03-27T12:14:21-04:00

How Often Have You Lied Today?

I realize that this statement and topic may strike a nerve, it certainly did with me. I was talking with a client the other day, and in recounting a recent conversation he had with his boss, it occurred to me that he wasn’t completely telling me the truth.  Now as an executive coach, this is not the first time I’ve been ‘lied to’.   I am frequently in the position of helping clients face various [...]

How Often Have You Lied Today?2020-03-27T12:13:27-04:00

What Would Happen If We Took Our Masks Off?

Recently, I read a LinkedIn post from an individual whose father had died.  The post, while personal, was designed to call attention to how her organization responded and supported her during an incredibly difficult time.  From her perspective, they went above and beyond her expectations.  She didn’t have to show up differently. She was given the space to experience this struggle authentically. A process which she says helped her personally cope and professionally prosper. As [...]

What Would Happen If We Took Our Masks Off?2020-03-27T12:19:17-04:00