Strength through Community during Adversity

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“In times of adversity and change, we really discover who we are and what we are made of”  -Howard Shultz  In recent days, many writers have drawn parallels between today’s economic adversity and the Great Depression of 1929. During that time, America was faced with … Continued

Possibility Thinking in a Pandemic Moment

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One silver lining that has remained consistent during the gloom of this COVID-19 crisis is the support I’ve received (and given) from friends and fellow business owners. One of those friends, whom I was checking in on last week, asked me how I was doing. … Continued

A Case of Cultural Maturity

During a recent conversation with a colleague, who is also a business owner, we talked about how she can maintain the organizational culture she has so painstakingly nurtured although her staff is growing at a rapid clip. Organizational culture directly … Continued

A Diverse Vision of Effective Leadership

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  Much of my work involves gathering insights from communities of color and reporting those insights to organizations who wish to partner with and/or serve them. During this process, I am often charged with engaging community leaders. The traditional image … Continued

How Organizational Assessment Addresses Team Effectiveness

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  Leaders often view organizational assessments as away of evaluating the existence and effectiveness of organizational systems. And they can be a great tool for that purpose. But getting a pulse on the human factor within organizations is also an … Continued

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Strategic Planning

You are on vacation and you carefully plan a hike on the National Park Trail System.  You choose one of the many paths that result in reaching a summit that rewards your efforts with a spectacular view.  Then, on the … Continued

It’s A Matter of Trust

    “Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.” – Maria … Continued