How do I create psychological safety?

How do I create psychological safety?

Being on a team with a high degree of psychological safety just feels good. But the degree to which a team has psychological safety also has major implications for whether the team functions efficiently or effectively, too.  Data coming out of recent studies has shown...

Trauma and “the great resignation”

Trauma and “the great resignation”

Millions of Americans are rethinking their work and lives in this post-quarantine world, and the outcome has been a great wave of resignations, career changes, and people deciding to not return to work. According to Forbes, one way to measure the resignation trend is...

Confidence is NOT the opposite of humility

Confidence is NOT the opposite of humility

Do you struggle with the balance between confidence and humility – at work and in life?  This blog post will help.   Humility One of the characteristics I admire most in others is humility.  It’s also one of my core values – something I try to embody every day....

Why mindfulness is part of my executive coaching program

Why mindfulness is part of my executive coaching program

For me, mindfulness consists of three simple things: Giving your undivided attention to the present moment Being open, not judging the present moment Having a sense of tenderness, or compassion or love or awe for the present moment. That’s it. But as simply as I’ve...

Inputs vs. Outputs

Inputs vs. Outputs

  During my time as an executive at Amazon, I became known for an email I once sent.  It wasn't a funny email, and it wasn't particularly out of the ordinary -- to me, at least, when I sent it -- but it seemed to have made an impact on my team's understanding of...

The benefits of impostor syndrome

The benefits of impostor syndrome

​ When you hear anyone talk about "impostor syndrome," I bet you're used to hearing tips on how to get rid of it,  how to succeed despite it, how not to feel ashamed about having it. I'm here to tell you that you should wear it as a badge of honor. Impostor syndrome...

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