When life does not go according to plan

It was a big weekend in sports! The Wimbledon finals and Eurocup. I imagine Team Italy, Novak Djokovic, and Ashleigh Barty are celebrating their wins this week while Team England, Berretini, or Pliskova are experiencing the opposite after their high profile and narrow loses. All of them are reviewing their actions to see how they can all do better. The US Open and Olympics are … Continue reading When life does not go according to plan

Curious- Are you a critic or a coach?

Given how life is “opening up” and how our daily interactions are increasing, I wanted to use this month’s newsletter to use curiosity as a tool for to understand communication that is coaching and not criticizing. Although the desired outcome maybe improvement, support, or insight, criticism and coaching are two different actions that will have entirely different results. Have you ever watched the coach in … Continue reading Curious- Are you a critic or a coach?

CURIOSITY CONVERSATIONS TO DISCOVER IF YOU HAVE AN ENGAGED COMPANY CULTURE

Now a year into work from home, how engaged are you, your employees, or your teams a year into the pandemic? How are colleagues communicating? Collaborating? Coordinating? For many companies, engagement is highly correlated to their corporate culture, and remote work has either helped them emerge stronger as a team or  uncovered cracks in accountability, team support, communication, and a general lack of humanity. Curiosity is … Continue reading CURIOSITY CONVERSATIONS TO DISCOVER IF YOU HAVE AN ENGAGED COMPANY CULTURE

Curiosity for Safe & Inclusive Teams

The easiest and most effective way a leader or manager can incorporate curiosity is through nurturing  safe and inclusive teams or company cultures. First of all and most often ignored, leaders or managers need to respect their employees and trust them as sources of support to get the job done. Secondly, leaders or managers need to provide the opportunity for employees to be seen and heard … Continue reading Curiosity for Safe & Inclusive Teams

Curiosity for Kick the Tires

My favorite way to create mutually beneficial relationships is either through “kick the tire” or “KTT” conversations periodically or after the “business” of any meeting is conducted. Before Covid, these casual conversations over drinks on Tuesday nights, Thursday afternoon coffee breaks, or Friday lunch meetings where I invested time into my relationships. Now with Covid, these conversations occur over virtual meetings or calls that I … Continue reading Curiosity for Kick the Tires

Curiosity for Relationships

Healthy relationships are grounded in trust and respect. The ability to connect with your colleagues in moments that are not grounded in a transaction or immediate financial benefit builds trust and respect to share, understand, and grow together. If you engage with customers and clients from a place of building a relationship based on trust and respect, your connection becomes one of value and provides … Continue reading Curiosity for Relationships

Curiosity for a learning culture

Curiosity supports a “learning culture” which creates safe spaces in a company or on a team where colleagues can be vulnerable and share their experiences from a place of feedback, improvement, and a continuous cycle of improvement for the collective future. It’s the equivalent of the coach of a sports team reviewing playback footage with team members and determining what plays were executed well, where … Continue reading Curiosity for a learning culture

Curiosity for a Learning Culture

As the calendar year continues, I invite you to incorporate curiosity to foster a learning culture on your teams. A company that embraces a learning culture will find that their employees communicate better on their teams, in their companies, and with customers or clients. Ultimately, curious learning cultures experience better outcomes. In a learning culture that embraces curiosity, professionals can have uncomfortable conversations that are … Continue reading Curiosity for a Learning Culture