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A Flaw of Optimism

September 8th, 2019

What happened… It’s been 4 years since my last Leading Change blog post. What happened in all that time? I became consumed, spending most of my energy in service, expectations, and hopes – mine and that of others. Nothing wrong with that given I find a lot of joy in it all. I’ve just returned […]

  I’m back from Nairobi with a Kenyan name. I’m Nyawera, woman who works hard. Kenyan women can see who you truly are so easily! And they continue to make me feel valued and blessed. It was another fabulous trip (#8). I did much of the same work I love doing here and made new […]

A 2016 Comcast Sports Network Bay Area segment on the Golden State Warriors’ 2015-2016 ascent to NBA champions featured interviews of more players behind the scenes than on the court. My mind lit up when Bob Myers, General Manager, recited Steve Kerr’s four principles of coaching the team: joy, mindfulness, compassion, and competition. Wow! Double […]

  Organizations aiming to become more diverse and inclusive are recognizing that the systemic challenge to achieving this objective is unconscious bias. As we become who we are, living in larger societies and smaller sub-cultures, we develop stereotypes and implicit beliefs that unconsciously drive our decisions and actions. Twenty years of data from 1.51 million […]

Today, I completed the third The Youth Banner workshop, a train-the-trainer to get the staff ready for co-facilitating future business strategy and planning for the micro-businesses they train and support. The first workshop on September 30th was an initial planning session and the one on Oct 1st was a follow up workshop to the group […]

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