Rex Miller


Category: Leadership

Why I Mess Up. Ignorant or Inept?

March 4, 2018 • Coaching, CoreClarity, Leadership, Perfomance, Personal Growth, Strengthsfinder, Well-being, Wellbeing, Wellness

Most people I know have some form of a checklist. But, how well designed is it? The Checklist Manifesto gave me a new appreciation for something I do naturally but had not taken it to its potential. Full potential does not mean expansive and complex. My Strengthsfinder Input talent naturally expands any kind of list I create. My older checklists were layer upon layer of things to do, even prioritized. I found it was easy to miss more valuable items while checking off secondary items. Atul Gawande summarizes the three reasons we mess up: Human fallibility Ignorance – we don’t know…

The Acorn that Grows a Well Culture

March 3, 2018 • 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…

“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…