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Wasting the Best of Your Team

Are You Wasting the Best of Your Team? – Clarity Conversation With Creative Facilitator Martin Holme

One of the small pleasures that emerged from confinement is that the city became so quiet, I could hear loud bird song each morning during my coffee and meditation.  I thought about that last Friday when I had a rich conversation with creativity facilitator Martin Holme.  In corporate life the frantic pace, competition and performance …

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What is WFH revealing about your career management?…or lack of it?

Recently I asked a senior leader what he’s noticing in his company’s Zoom and Slack community. What he said broke my heart a little. He said that of the 40 people he deals with on a regular basis, the same handful participate regularly in Slack or on Zoom meetings. Another handful almost never speak up …

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What are Zoom calls revealing about your work preferences…and boundaries?

For every story I’ve heard from someone who’s been feeling isolated the last three months, I’ve heard a story from someone, usually an introvert, who is feeling such a sense of freedom!  Without the constant buzz and interruption of an office, they can finally think. That’s a big part of introversion. It’s not that introverts …

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Are You Feeling it Too?

I’m a little tired. Tired of not knowing whether activities I try to do with the kids will be open. Tired of not feeling motivated enough to go and find out (and risk being disappointed). Tired of no one appreciating what I serve for dinner, even though I’m trying! Tired of feeling uncomfortable with friends …

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Claire Steichen, clear strategy coaching

Habit Change is Hard

A funny thing happened last Friday. I felt sad when governor Cuomo did his final briefing. For three months I saved his press conference and watch it while I prepped dinner. First, thirsting to hear the “numbers” as they were going down for New York, but then just listening to him repeat the same reassuring …

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Organizational Change is Hard

The last three months have taught us that change is hard. Organizational change is hard too. I’ve worked on teams that had that, “high-five!” energy.  It’s amazing. And the business results are often extraordinary, with creativity that’s off the charts. But even though most of us want that energy, engaging in the change that could …

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