Post-election ponderings

Do not mistake my optimism and positive approach as a dismissal of the gravity of what we are experiencing as a nation.  Rather, it is currently the place I am on my path through grief.  We all will have different paths in that process.  As a clinician, I have seen...

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Three easy steps to enhance performance

In our 2010 book, #AppreciativeLeadership, @DianaWhitneyPhD, Kae Rader and I introduced 5 core strategies to drive winning performance and build a thriving organization.  One of the #AppreciativeLeadership practices we described– strength spotting – is particularly...

True Confessions of a Super-Chicken

I just watched #MargaretHeffernan’s TED talked, “Why It’s Time to Forget the Pecking Order at Work.” She opens with a story about a flock of “super-chickens,” bred over 6 generations from among the most individually productive in an ordinary flock of birds. Six more...