Show me your ego…

…and I’ll show you my recent interview with Gil Tinney on the “Being Human Hidden Depths” podcast. We often talk about the problem of ego, as if the ego—whatever that may mean to each of us—is the enemy of good collaboration or sound decisions: We say and hear things like, “The problem is that there’s […]

We all know what works in organizational collaboration…

Yet, even we know what works, why does great collaboration still elude us, especially when the stakes are high, or emotions run hot? There’s a subtle paradox at play that often gets overlooked: although collaboration is inherently about working with 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑠, the success of our collaboration hinges on how we’re working with 𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑠. In the […]

My colleagues and I witness the power of awareness

My colleagues and I witness the power of awareness whenever we lead our Full Contact workshops with leaders and their teams. As participants closely examine their own challenging conversations for the first time, they are 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘥. They’re surprised to realize that they’re often 𝘯𝘰𝘵 doing what they thought they were doing in those conversations and […]