We Suck at Setting Professional Boundaries. It doesn’t have to be this way.

By | November 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Where is your line in the sand? Boundaries are about what’s ok and what’s not. It’s about what is considered acceptable in a community, workplace and how we interact with each other. The unfortunate thing about boundaries is that most of them don’t get communicated directly or effectively. Many are inferred or unspoken. Ultimately, we suck at it. Setting boundaries can feel hard, but trust me, it’s a worthwhile investment. If you’d rather get on with your work instead of constantly putting out fires, read on. Have you ever seen a person do something at work that wasn’t ok [...]

Empathy is Ubiquitous

By | September 8th, 2016|Blog Challenge, Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership|

reWrite the World Blog Challenge Day 20 I imagine a world in which empathy is ubiquitous so that... Emotions are met with openness, curiosity and compassion. Concerns and misgivings are aired and dealt with in an openhearted manner. Edge dwellers are accepted for their eccentricity without judgement or social isolation. Today we judge before seeking to understand. Many of our emotions go unexpressed and are associated with shame and fear. Our emotionally phobic culture validates our tendency to squelch our emotions and perpetuates social isolation, enforcing a rigid scope of 'normalcy'.  Our frayed social fabric is marked by disconnection. [...]

Will jobs be lost or changed?  – Future of Work: Part One

By | April 29th, 2016|News|

After being on the Comms team at the Future of Work Conference this year I came home with pages of notes. I've committed to writing at least three blog posts to share my insights and how they relate to my work, (and possibly yours). Here is the first one. The fear about job loss is both founded and unfounded. Perhaps we could look at it in a different way and see something different in this issue. The are predictions about job losses and large successful companies being disrupted, it sounds like a recipe for economic and social chaos. When [...]