Using Mindfulness to Navigate Change

When I bring up the idea of mindfulness with my clients, I can still get a few eye rolls. I have had leaders refer to it as fluffy or soft. Although I have noticed that’s been changing over the past few years. One reason for the change is the overwhelming amount of evidence demonstrating the concrete benefits of mindfulness. The economic and human benefits of practicing mindfulness in the workplace are hard to ignore.

What Happens When You Ask Your Team To Do More With Less

It's easier than leaders think to fall into the trap of acceleration. And once there, it can be challenging to get out. Falling into the trap starts with the belief that the organization needs to stay in the flux of change to grow constantly. The result is that leaders take on more projects and attempt to move faster to achieve success.

Stop Waiting For Your Change to Happen

Several years ago, while travelling in Italy, we visited a winery outside the city of Cortona. The family has been making wine for generations. It was one of several we saw during our time in Italy. Although most of the wineries had adopted modern wine-making practices, one thing was common. Despite the modern equipment, all the owners talked about the need for patience.

Is the Way You Talk About Change Creating Resistance?

The language of resistance is hurting your organizational change efforts and other efforts to enable change. That's because the language we use to describe any situation or event influences our perception, beliefs, and the actions we will or won't take. And those actions directly impact the outcome of your change initiative.

Is Your Communication Style Causing Your Change to Fail?

When you think about when you hear communication? For most people, it's about the giving and receiving of information. But authentic communication is so much more than that. It is an intricate exchange that involves what we see, hear, and how we know the information.