Organizational Change. Reorganization. Staff reductions. More reorganization. Near constant change. The pace of change across so many industries and companies, big and small, is increasing or does it just feel that way? During these times I focus on my experience and professional understanding of Change Management as a practice to design a structured approach and... Continue Reading →
The Last Ship Sails
I decide to walk to the docks. I know the ship is there ready to leave and never return. I want to see it for myself and reflect on its crew. On Friday it will set sail full of friends and memories. This ship will sail out toward the horizon following the same course too many have travelled. I am sad, but hopeful this crew will find their way and reach new shores.
I pause and turn back knowing another ship is under construction. For me it is the last ship and it will set sail once the weather turns dark and winter returns. The last ship awaits.
And so I discover a new metaphor to describe my business reality. Previously I wrote of my own lost Camelot and extra room at the Family Table. Today I stand on the dock ready to wave goodbye to more friends as they…
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Be a Guide, Not a Master
Bouncing around my home office ... I do want to call it a studio but have not earned that right quite yet. Opening various books as I explore; not quite sure what question I am trying to answer. I come across some writings from Seneca and marvel in the wisdom thousands of years old. Words... Continue Reading →
Today is an end and thus a beginning. So goes life. Today is my last day with my Company. Not my choice, but one I accept and fully understand. We were told it is too expensive here in my City touching an Ocean. It is good business to move our work eastward to a new... Continue Reading →
Go Walk the Dog
I remember nearly four years ago leading one of my first department meetings. I was new to the organization, a FinTech start-up with a big open environment, endless snacks, and full of bright and ambitious young workers. My team expected much from me. My work experience alone matched the average age of my staff. I... Continue Reading →
Scrunched Up Shoulders
"Listen." We know that true listening goes well past audio cues to watching and reacting to people's body language. In one-on-one conversations, it can be challenging enough to "listen" to the body language of the other person, but in a group session such as a meeting, we tend to forget to fully listen and react... Continue Reading →