Category Archives: Tools to Use Now

Stories: Prioritizing Time for Building Trust

What does it make possible when people who work together know each other as whole people? That question led off this post about creating supportive, joyful teams. It also kicked off a whole series of posts in our weekly eJournal, with practice exercises for getting to know each other. Here’s the thing, though: All the…

Creating Effective, Joyful Work Teams

What does it make possible when people who work together know each other as whole people? For starters, knowing each other is a prerequisite for trust. And respect. And caring. And having each other’s back. So then, what is the worst that could happen if people who work together do not know each other as…

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…