Looks like elementary school teachers have been on to something all along: Sitting in a circle is the best way to encourage sharing, even among grown-ups in the professional world. Circles are a growing trend in the business community because these types of meetings give all participants a chance to be seen and heard, for … Continue reading 10 benefits you’re missing by not circling up at work
Graymake -- and thus, I -- is getting ready to release my first newsletter. To bulk it up so it's chock-full of helpful content, I plan to interview an entrepreneur or CEO so they can share their wisdom with our learning community. For my first-ever interview, I decided to start with Dana Sicko, 28-year-old founder … Continue reading An interview with Dana Sicko: ultimate Baltimore foodie, founder of Gundalow Gourmet
It has happened to me plenty of times. I am present. I am eager. I have a fresh highlighter in tow. Still, I have found myself once again in that terrible place where I have no idea what the people around me are talking about. Feelings kick in. Lots of them. They are not really … Continue reading Why Only Two Percent of the Room Knows What’s Going On
When I was five, my parents got divorced. This was the first time I saw a therapist. Years and several moves later, I remember having one of the most profound conversations of my young life. Coincidentally, I was sitting across from a different therapist named Amy. Amy was this incredibly outrageous figure in my eleven-year-old … Continue reading The Paradox of Change Work: How to Change for the Better by Accepting Yourself
This week marks two years since the death of my dad and favorite human, Tom Hilb. My dad taught me more about organization development than any book or theorist ever could. He did all of it without ever reading a book on leadership or taking a course that I know of. Owner of Heritage House … Continue reading My Dad Died Two Years Ago Monday: Here are Just 7 Lessons He Taught Me About Business and About Life
A decline in holiday parties may be a totally un-fun AND unproductive consequence of the #MeToo movement. In this article, Annie makes the case for keeping the holiday party -- or some version of it -- in the interest of camaraderie and team bonding. After all, sometimes simple avoidance can be more harmful than hurtful.
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