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The Thing About Principles And Culture

By | 2017-12-19T17:32:26+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Workplace Culture|

Principles and culture are closely intertwined. Do you know what your principles are? Principles are not what you say you they are, they are what you stick to over time. What do others know you for? What do you stand up for? That’s what your culture is. It’s no accident that some workplaces have [...]

Is Integrity Out Of Fashion Today?

By | 2016-11-08T09:27:04+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Personal Power|

When workplaces ask me to come in and speak to their teams, I often find that many people are more concerned with whether ‘they are going to keep their job’, or meet their KPIs, rather than being concerned with whether what they are doing is actually ethical, compassionate and loving. Of course, I know that’s [...]

How can you tell if you’ve sold out?

By | 2016-11-07T11:29:52+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Inspiration, Personal Power|

Sometimes, if you are like other people, the last person to notice that you've sold out, is yourself. Sold out on your values, your dreams, your passions, your ethics. We get busy. We get distracted. We get persuaded to ways of looking at the world, by people that don’t have the best intentions. We get [...]

Higher Standard

By | 2016-11-04T10:57:45+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Inspiration|

A true friend will hold you to a higher standard. Someone that really cares won't 'validate your feelings' if it's not good for you. They'll be kind, they'll be loving and tell you what's hard for you to hear at times. When organizations bring me in, it is my practice to hold them to a [...]

Pain That Brings About Real Change

By | 2016-11-04T11:16:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Personal Power|

If you want real change, i.e. personal power, you must embrace pain. The only way to change anything, like growing into power, is through pain. Sometimes, intense pain. This is not mental illness. It's a natural process of change often misunderstood for suffering. Organizations also need to experience pain & discomfort. Any culture change worth [...]