The answer to your challenges almost always lies within your team, but in a world of increasing complexity, speed and information overload, it can become challenging to find. Being locked into the organization’s way of doing things can slowly mold your people into thinking one way, reducing their collective imagination and ability to find creative solutions. Using Serious Play techniques to cast aside the box walls, I will help your team open their minds and hearts to help find the answers your organization is looking for.
Looking for an outside opinion? My 20+ years of management experience has provided me with a world of workplace insights that I am happy to bring to bear to help your organization. Working with an objective eye and your significant stakeholders, I can help you to better understand the issues you face and provide insights and recommendations for getting to a better place.
As Eminem vocalizes in his song, “Lose Yourself “, sometimes you only get “one shot”, so you need to make the best of it. So, if work overload, lack of experience or a lack of an outside perspective is making you feel uncomfortable about writing that big proposal, I can help bring it home for you.
Is something missing? Is the spark you used to have gone? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Lots of people feel this way. As the life progresses and the responsibilities pile up, we often end up suffering from personal mission drift and wondering how we got to where we are today (and it’s a place we really didn’t want to be). Join me for a day of play and reflection as we remember and recapture the things that ignite us and the important role they play in our lives. Walk away with a stronger sense of self and starting steps for getting back to where you should be.
Storytelling is one of the oldest of human activities. As an attribute of human life, it has been an important contributor to the evolution for our species. Our ability to express ourselves, orally and otherwise, is foundational to our specie’s success. Storytelling allows us to pass on instructions, clarify our intentions/wishes, express our emotions, improve social cohesion, teach social values, among so many others.
Despite the importance of storytelling to human beings, it is often treated with skepticism (or worse) by many individuals or organizations when considering its value to the organizational life. If you are inclined to think this way, ask yourself the following questions. Is marketing and branding important to you? How about a strong internal communication system? Problem-solving? Conflict-resolution? Story telling is a dynamic force within all organizations and communities, the only question is what role it is playing for you.
Developing a strong, positive and well thought out culture of storytelling will do much to take your organization to the next level of performance.
Knowing and telling your story in a way that fits with your desired employer’s story can be a daunting and high-stakes one. I’ve reviewed hundreds of resumés over the years and during that time I have pretty much seen it all (you wouldn’t believe how many times I have never turned passed the cover letter to a person’s resumé). Let me help you bring out the best in yourself while also helping you to better understand what employers are looking for.