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The Acorn that Grows a Well Culture

June 7, 2017 • Change, Culture, General, Health, Leadership, Wellbeing, Wellness, Workshop

If an acorn is the essential beginning to grow an oak, what is the acorn for a thriving workplace culture? Living systems, in contrast to programs, follow a natural progression. If we seed it right and provide a supportive environment growth is natural. Workplace culture is a living system and I often find we make creating a thriving workplace more complicated than it has to be because we either overlook the acorn or we don’t provide support for it to grow naturally. In our research on workplace wellness we found leaders often talk about growing oaks but really want different trees and plant…


A Human Interaction Turns a Crappy Day into a Great Day

June 7, 2017 • CoreClarity, Disengagement, Engagement, Gallup, General, Health, Strengthsfinder, Wellbeing, Wellness

A few days ago my daughter Michelle called on her way home from work. “Hey dad, have you got a minute I just want to talk.” In the past that was code for I need some money, but today the tone sounded different. Upbeat. Michelle said that the Regional Manager was in the office today and had a conversation with her. “She was interested in me, as a person! She asked me what I was reading at lunch and was actually interested in it. She wanted to know what I liked to read and said she was impressed and encouraged…


“It’s All Psychobabble BS” Until Suddenly It Wasn’t

June 7, 2017 • Coaching, Conflict, CoreClarity, Culture, Disengagement, Gallup, General, Leadership, Strengthsfinder, Team Building, Workshop

Read the Room! How the Union Steward Gained Clarity and Experienced a Breakthrough In the fall of 2015 I was asked to deliver a “team building” workshop for a field office of a government agency stuck in conflict with its local union. I didn’t realize how stuck until two hours into our session when we came back from break. Prior to arriving we had everyone take the Gallup Strengthsfinder assessment. We also used CoreClarity as a supplemental tool to rebuild relationship bridges unpacking what people naturally did best and enjoyed most. In the photo you can see some of the…