Photo: "Inspiring Bold" by Laura Kempf I first learned about the Change Curve in Lean training. Lean events were about "change" - bringing people together to reinvent the process. This meant letting go of silos. Letting go of bias. And letting go of what employees were currently doing. Change, in short. And "change" is hard.… Continue reading The Valley of Despair: what my class taught me about change
Flight cancelled. Coronavirus spreading. I love facilitating Design Thinking workshops but found myself grounded and a team left disappointed. Happy to hear the precautions IBM had taken but struggling with how I could still help this team remotely. Working in a transformational role, I catch myself when the word “can’t” surfaces in my mind. To… Continue reading What I Learned in Transforming a Design Thinking Workshop to Virtual
I have a confession. I had lost a little steam with writing. Not sure why. Maybe because the book didn't fly off shelves like I thought it might. Maybe because I even had a hard time getting reviews on Amazon. Or maybe because life is just so plain busy. And even more now with… Continue reading Maybe I Just Need to Ask?
There is so much focus today on employees. What do they want? How do we help them be healthy? How do we connect them with the company mission? How do we give them purpose, such that they bring their best self to the job? Countless articles like " Show Me The Money. The ROI of… Continue reading Design Thinking Makes It Safe for Employees
There is always so much to do. Every once in awhile someone asks me, "why bother writing? A lot of work and you don't have huge following? " or " It's an interview no one really reads. Why do it?" I don't know. Sometimes I write because I am thinking like a child. Just… Continue reading “Why write?”