What do you do when you realize your kid’s spring break starts today & not in a week as you’ve planned?

Flashback to last week.  After a who’s on first type of conversation with a teacher, the air was sucked out of my gut faster than a cheetah chasing it’s prey & all the hairs on my arm stood at attention while I had a slight taste of bile in my mouth.   I had just […]

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Your team building results are in- check out the most common pitfalls for teams

We all need a little help from our team mates, as the video above so charmingly displays.  Yet high functioning teams, that work well together, & know & understand each other well, while critical to success in the workplace, are rare.   While Forbes says team building is ‘the most important investment you’ll make,’ by the time […]

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Need to assess your team’s assets & gaps? Here’s an easy, one question tool

As I write this from my hotel room there’s a cacophony of birds chirping outside, which is blending with the sweet sounds of Zap Mama (a Belgian, Congolese group) singing Brrrlak from my playlist.    The sun is streaming through a lush canopy of trees, with Mount Kenya shrouded in the mist in the background.  […]

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How ear worms get your point across

My kids, hubbie & me were driving down the highway & the song Mahna mahna da da da da da came up in conversation.   Say what?! If you grew up with Sesame Street & you know the Muppets then it’s likely you would recognize this song. (And if you don’t or you want to revisit it, […]

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It’s not about the nail (it’s about the process)

You simply won’t be able to watch this without laughing. Truly. This short video is not only laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a poignant reminder of the difference between Journey Life Lenses™ & Destination Life Lenses™. Journey Life Lenses™ are all about the process, how things unfold, the journey (e.g. let me talk & don’t try to […]

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How to tail a rhino (or the view from a rhino’s butt)

‘The secret to sneaking up on a 3,000-pound black rhino, should you ever need to know, is to walk in its footsteps.  Literally.  Rhinos, it tuns out, have incredible sharp hearing – and the best way to avoid any crackling or crunching during your approach is to step inside our hefty target’s tracks, where the […]

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How Mark Zuckerberg & Facebook Gave New Life To An Old Management Style (from Fast Company)

The following are excerpts from a Fast Company article by Katerina Walter (read the whole article here) – great examples of two very different perspectives working well together, each complimenting & filling in, the other’s shadows without diminishing their own bright spots. The first example is the yin yang pairing of Facebook’s founder Marc Zuckerberg […]

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Advice from a tree

If you’re a regular reader, you know this blog is all about perspective.  How what we see depends on what we look for.  How what we think & feel depends on our priorities, on what makes it through our lens of perspective & priority. A tool for becoming better communicators, conflict resolvers, creative collaborators & […]

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Everyone smiles in the same language

Life Lenses™ is all about building bridges across different perspectives. Bringing appreciation to ‘other,’ to ‘different.’ Frequently, when conflict is rife, when tempers are hot, when differences are many, when time is short and resources are low, differences can be the only thing on our radar. While differences are vital, in fact it’s what makes […]

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Training & development learning well July blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of July. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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