ideas for a 21st century human-centered workplace


Courageous Grace: A New Kind of Accountability

November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A certain workplace scenario has played out more times than we can count. And it goes something like this: Local and Vocal Frazzled executive or burnt out leader calls in consultants to deal with “disengagement” or “low morale”. Said leader describes disaffection in a specific team or cohort, vague yet ominous, a series of interventions…

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Business Buddha: the Place for Grace in Selling

November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

To my right, in the middle seat, a young woman on her way back home to the Poconos after visiting mom in Prescott quietly reads. I’d unintentionally cut in front of her while joining the line to board in the terminal. “Oh, gosh, I’m so sorry.” “No worries, we’re all headed the same place.” We’d…

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Gut Check – Be Gracious

November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Grace. Yes, that’s right I said “grace.” There’s so much misunderstanding and so much mistrust going around these days. Not only in the world out there but in our places of work. So what about bringing some more grace and graciousness into how we go about our business? Subscribe to our blog, CHOOSE:

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Change Your Life: Be a Grace Spotter

November 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Grace. It’s one of those words you find yourself looking up. And then feeling silly for doing so. Of course you know what “grace” is, right? There’s the “gracious host” or the “graceful dancer”. But when trying to picture an everyday version of grace – of grace at work — we draw a blank. Like…

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Little Tricks, Big Treats

October 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

October has been all about masks here: the masks we wear in our workplace that make us feel stronger, more capable – safer. As we said at the start of the month: “We all have masks we wear, personas we adopt. But some feel like an extension of ourselves and some like an imposition on…

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How Being Human Is Strategic

October 25, 2017 | 1 Comment

Quizzical gazes. Pursed lips. Crossed arms. Awkward silences. These are the reactions we observe from, oh, around half of the people who join one of our workshops for the first time. Within just a few minutes we’re talking about “being more human.” We’re urging everyone to reflect deeply about their sense of calling and beliefs.…

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Masks Women Wear

October 17, 2017 | 1 Comment

Be afraid. Be very afraid. That’s where our last blog ended. Lauding the value of fear as a driver of personal growth and collective innovation, reminding us that fear is a necessary precursor for learning. Which, of course, is true. But this week we were reminded how many women are very, very afraid in their…

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Gut Check – Remove Your Mask

October 13, 2017 | Comments Off on Gut Check – Remove Your Mask

We often hide behind a facade in the workplace. We do it out of habit. We do it to protect ourselves. Usually this mask of ours draw upon some of our strength. That’s good. But the mask also hides many other parts of ourself that we really ought to draw upon. So, think about what…

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Be Very Afraid: How Our Fears Can Work For Us

October 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

There’s one statement we at BraveShift hardly hear spoken in workplaces. And yet it echoes off the halls. Silent and yet screamed, absent and yet everywhere, it’s as simple and familiar as it is taboo. A phrase we can probably remember saying when we were children – when Dad turned the lights off at bedtime,…

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Being Someone Syndrome: the Leader We Already Are

October 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Being Someone Syndrome: the Leader We Already Are

When I was a kid I wanted to be just like Shaun Cassidy. Heck, I wanted to BE Shaun Cassidy. Now sometimes I wish, oh I wish, I were just like Brené Brown. She’s always been twenty steps ahead of me. Every time she comes out with a new book or a new theme in…

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