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Tired of people coming to you with problems or complaints? Don’t take the bait!

Tired of people coming to you with problems or complaints? Don’t take the bait! Fact: Complaining is a common form of reactivity, and complaints increase as stress levels, uncertainty and change escalate. Sometimes the complaints aren’t even about the subject being raised, but rather are attempts to let off steam and lower anxiety. However, complaints

What is really going on around here?

What is really going on around here? Fact: Much, maybe most, of what is going on in the social networks of life is based on automatic functioning (AKA instinctual responses). We would like to think that our day-to-day action follows a well-considered, thoughtful pattern. Sorry – overwhelming scientific research indicates that’s not true. For the

Do we grow more from Comfort or from Challenge?

Do we grow more from Comfort or from Challenge? Fact: Our body’s immune system grows stronger when it is faced with a virus or manageable threat that it must defend against by growing antibodies. This is at the heart of why immunizations work. The human system strengthens itself by overcoming adversity. Likewise, individuals and organizations

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Really?

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Really? Fact: The nugget of folk wisdom contained in this familiar saying may seem quaint to the point of being more myth than fact. But there is an accumulating—and by now conclusive—body of research that has documented the extent to which both “nature and nurture” conspire to

Managing a lot of change? Give your team the clarity they need

Managing a lot of change? Give your team the clarity they need Fact: The human brain craves certainty. When change efforts breed uncertainty, anxiety and reactivity escalates, as does the rumor mill. The emotional system begins to vibrate with greater and greater amounts of dissonance. Rumors become rampant and when passed around the emotional system

A triangle goes toxic! Reposition yourself!

A triangle goes toxic! Reposition yourself! Fact:Triangles are the smallest stable unit in an emotional system. They are nature’s way of dealing with anxiety. They instinctively form in our social systems in order to establish more emotional safety when stress arises. We all have been there when a triangle “lights up”, often in unexpected ways