To build an innovative product team, you need to value your employees. This is so simple, yet is difficult to do. When your product managers feel that they are valued, contributing to the organization, and are part of the strategy, great things can happen. Product Managers are Type-A personalities, who are curious, innovative, and very
As an introvert, there is nothing worse than small talk with strangers. In my 20’s, I would consider myself a corner dweller at parties where I did not know anyone. I would find the one person I knew, and we would somehow make our way to the corner where we did not have to interact
Why do I coach? My passion is connection. Connecting leaders to their authentic self Connecting leaders to their teams Connecting people to their passions Connecting people to their power Connecting teams to collaborate Connecting organizations to drive innovation Connecting people to their whole self including work and life I coach since I love connection.
When you think of a the family dinner table what do you think of? For me, it means: Everyone talking at the same time All sorts of interesting topics that can change course mid-conversation Laughter Honesty Debating, lots of debating People interrupting each other And an environment where we all contribute to the conversation. When
Theme: Working out loud, on twitter. Consider the rules of the spaces when WOL. Working out loud enables capturing of knowledge during working sessions.
Leadership presence is when we motivate and inspire others. What is presence? Is it being fully available to others? Is it how we speak to and work with our teams? Presence is a little bit of all of these. I recently found a great definition of presence. Presence is a state that can be defined
Is Cooperation the Same as Collaboration? Collaboration is one of the terms used on a daily basis both in the office and in the business press. We attend meetings and collaborate with our colleagues. We collaborate with our leaders. We collaborate, collaborate, collaborate. But are we really collaborating? Some common definitions of collaboration vs cooperation
I consider myself a Montessori “Mom”. Both of my children went to Montessori programs for many years. In fact, my eldest was in a Montessori program through 8th grade. The lessons and tools that come from the Montessori classroom are directly applicable to enabling organizations to collaborate, innovate, and succeed. Some of our most
People have different viewpoints, opinions, and look at the same issue through different lenses. Under the right set of circumstances, these differences can escalate to conflict in the work environment. How the conflict is managed determines if the conflict can be used for innovation or if it is destructive to the team. When there is
How to Build a Collaborative Environment-Be Vulnerable As I sit here over Thanksgiving weekend considering what I am thankful for….one of the key lessons I am thankful for is understanding the true power of vulnerability. Whether it’s attending my organization’s yearly User Group, attending graduate school classes, or reading the Huffington Post, the power of