Monthly Archives: May 2013

Give ‘Em Enough Rope….

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I like to start each day with an early morning yoga class. And, if I get there early enough, I stretch out my spine by hanging upside down from ropes that are anchored to the wall.   A friend recently walked into the studio, announcing, “There’s Julie.  Give her enough rope and she’ll hang herself!” How frequently have we heard – or spoken – that expression? The workplace is filled with examples of employees set up to ‘hang’ by being given just enough ‘rope’. But what if leaders re-wrote this expression… and in the process re-thought how to support employee (and …

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Want to Kill Young Workers’ Motivation and Drive? Utter These 4 Words

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Commencement season is in full bloom. And many organizations are looking forward to an influx of freshly-minted graduates within their ranks. Potential and excitement fill the air. The opportunity to develop, inspire, engage, and grow these new workplace entrants is great. So is the potential to kill their motivation and drive… with just four small words. I met a young man in his mid-20’s recently who shared with me his plans to change jobs. He’d been with his current employer for a couple of years, taking on increasing levels of responsibility. He didn’t mind the additional work without a title …

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Where’s Your Bubble?

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For years I’ve wanted to take a ceramics class. I remember the satisfying feel of clay in my hands as a kid.  And while I’m no Demi Moore, I could envision losing myself in art at a potter’s wheel. So my daughter and I headed out last weekend for an afternoon adventure with Clay, the owner of a studio/school. (Yes, that really is his name; clearly he was born to do this work.) I anticipated the beautiful pieces I would create. I also anticipated hearing something in the instructions that would trigger lyrical metaphors for life and leadership. There should …

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