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Seeing Through Diverse Lenses

Seeing Through Diverse Lenses

It is too easy to let your ideas and perspectives become limited by the milieu in which you live and work. Doing so constrains your thinking, which has an impact both on your work life and your personal life. Today, I’m taking account of all my defaults and committing to diversifying the lenses through which I’m taking in the world. I’d love to hear the spots where might want to search out new voices.

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Stop Solving Problems

Stop Solving Problems

Does your leadership team love to roll up your sleeves and start solving problems? If so, you’re doing it wrong. Leadership teams are not well-positioned to solve the majority of problems. Attempting to do so wastes time, yields ineffective approaches, while simultaneously disempowering the people whose job it is to address the issue. Here’s what you can do instead.

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How to Work with Someone You Don’t Trust

How to Work with Someone You Don’t Trust

Have you ever had to depend on someone you don’t trust to get your work done? It’s a very vulnerable feeling. Depending on whether your lack of trust stems from a lack of connection, low capability or dependability, or proof that the person has little integrity, there are things you can do to reduce the likelihood you get burned and increase the likelihood that you get the job done.

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A Different Take on Psychological Safety

A Different Take on Psychological Safety

There’s a lot of talk about psychological safety lately–with good reason. Without psychological safety, individuals tend to withhold contributions that could make their team more effective. But is every claim of an unsafe environment true? Is there any accountability for the individual to own their own thoughts and attributions? I hope so. Here’s my take.

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