How to Coach Your Team to Deal Better with Ambiguity

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In rough seas, the crew looks to the captain for guidance. A calm, steady, and predictable presence can help the crew stay calm and focused even in the worst conditions. When work becomes a tempest, and you are not sure which way the wind is blowing, the team will look to you for that guidance. But, as any good captain … Read More

How to Make Friends with Ambiguity

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A covering of small stones, one of which has a question mark on it

As Homo sapiens, we have developed sophisticated ways to predict future events based on past information. This skill has been key to our survival. Knowing the Nile River would flood every year allowed reaping the rewards of the rich soil; understanding the constellation patterns let early sailors navigate at night; and knowing herd migration patterns helped keep early hunter-gatherer tribes … Read More

Live and Die by the Numbers

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I’ve led workshops for teams at large organizations and small, for-profit businesses and non-profits, and higher education, and there has been a common thread—people don’t want to put numbers to goals. That’s ludicrous. How can you NOT have a number? It’s like having a business and saying, “We want to be profitable.” Okay, how much revenue, how much profit, by … Read More

Can People Change?

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How many relationships have hinged on this question? Can addicts stop using, mean people become nice, a conservative a liberal or vice versa, an atheist a believer, an extrovert an introvert, a couch potato athletic, a follower a leader, a bad negotiator a good one? Can people become a Pathfinder? Neuroscience and Psychology, along with a lot of anecdotes, say … Read More