Some of you may remember G and J, the Blockheads, who were characters in Gumby’s cartoon show. They were in trouble most of the shows, with only one way to do anything. In our immediate gratification society, with the highest pressure on productivity and achievement, I wonder if we are becoming Blockheads about our [...]

By |June 14th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Boxing It All Up

“Think outside the box.” How many times have you heard (or said) this catchphrase? And what “box” are you referring to? The one that holds your policies and procedures, and you want people to ignore them? What do we really mean when we say that? Often times I hear someone who wants more creativity [...]

By |May 15th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Conflict Debt

Think about the number of issues that should have been addressed but instead are undiscussed and unresolved. How much time do you invest in talking with like-minded people about the issue? How much time do you spend dancing around the top of the issue, keeping it surface-level and safe? That's the beginning of your [...]

By |March 18th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Destination Dis-ease

When did completing tasks and projects become the obsession for success? We make to-do lists of things already completed for the satisfaction of crossing them off. We delve into puzzles and report our success across social media. I think we have gotten uncomfortable with ourselves, and instead rely on these destinations to feed and [...]

By |February 15th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Being Me

"It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not." —Eric Thomas Completing my annual releasing ritual (aka cleaning my office), I came across this quote which must have grabbed me when I read it because I kept it. The small ripped section of a page had just as [...]

By |January 15th, 2024|Categories: Blog|

Spending or Investing?

When did paying the piper become a better investment than paying attention? A recent client discussion about the significance of leadership development, particularly emotional intelligence among the partners, and the frustration that getting the time invested to elevate the firm was elusive. A separate event occurred where a client email miscommunication turned into a [...]

By |October 16th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Who’s the Thief?

If your accounting manager was shaving money off into their own account each month - would you terminate immediately upon discovery? If your receptionist was taking home firm silverware every day and not returning it - would you terminate immediately upon discovery? If your project has a team member that has checked out of [...]

By |July 24th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Rewarding Busy

I’ve talked about the downside of using “busy” as your answer to “how are you?”. The vague answer implies that whatever you are doing is more important than the person who is engaging you.  And it has become a badge of honor to “be busy”. In reality, we are creating a stronger sense of [...]

By |June 13th, 2023|Categories: Blog|

Disconnecting Productivity from Paranoia

It has been three years now. Three years ago we started this rethinking where we work, and how productivity is beyond a single shared space. We are still adapting, and many of us struggling with not seeing colleagues, missing ad hoc conversations that were both bonding and learning opportunities, and general feelings of loneliness [...]

By |May 6th, 2023|Categories: Blog|
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