In my previous article, “Where Has Fear Got You?” I shared the story behind the re-launch of this blog, The People Project. For 18 months my writing was focused on my new book, LEADERS CREATE SPACE. Like a correctional officer, fear held me captive for several months as I contemplated re-engaging with you in this space. Worth noting: When there’s a relationship gap, it’s easy to imagine the…
What Develops After Disruption?
As if in unison, family, friends, and clients exhaled and said, “Alright, enough with this disruption in my Story. Let’s move on.” If you missed the announcement, I officially declared 2016: The Year of Disruption a year ago. (Don’t ask me how I know; it just comes to me. In a minute, I’ll reveal 2017’s keyword.)
How do you…
On July 29, 2016, the BBC News headline declared, “US election 2016: Six reasons it will make history.” Roland Hughes highlighted:
The morning after…
“What did I come in here to get?” I mumbled under my breath, pausing to refocus on my mission.
During the presentation, I said, “The fourth step is…” when a loud noise at the back of the room interrupted my thought which created a long pause as I searched for the elusive word.
Can you remember how often you “forget” something?
Brain time shares
I was in Cincinnati for the annual Sherpa Coaching Conference as part of my re-certification. The group was large enough and the schedule full enough that it was impossible to connect with everyone. I only knew a few people.
After the conference, I grabbed a bite to eat at the airport with a coaching colleague from Dallas. As we finished our meal, another executive coach entered…
“Debbie, what’s going on, why the frustration?” Rebecca asked.
“The team doesn’t respond to my requests for updates. It seems like no response is the “new norm” around here.” And with a roll of the eyes, Debbie lamented, “How am I supposed to get my work done?”
What comes to mind when you think of the new norm in your work life and team?
The “new normal”