Category Archives: Leadership

Bringing Out Our Best (When We’re At Our Worst)

The worst time for having to be with lots of other people is when we’re feeling stressed or even depressed. The holidays often bring both those things at the same time — stress AND being with people. Talk about set up to fail! My Catalytic Thinking practice has changed all that for me. When I let that…

Workplace Teams: People Bringing Out the Best in Each Other

The first few weeks at a new job or with a new team can be stressful. Individuals are assigned work based on their job titles. From there, team members are expected to figure out how to work well together. And as all of us have experienced at some point in our careers, “working well together”…

Leading a Movement (vs. Being a Board)

At its meeting last month, Creating the Future’s board took on one of the most important questions any board might tackle – the future of the board itself. What does leadership mean for an organization that intends to “accomplish a mission” vs. self-perpetuate? As it becomes more and more clear that what we are leading…