Leadership Habits: It’s All About the Process!

Leadership Habits: It’s All About the Process!
“How long does it take to form a habit?” “How long does it take to break a habit?” These two questions recently asked by one of my leadership coachees got me to thinking about the processes of breaking and forming habits. Before I answer the timing question, though, let’s start with some basics. Habits are behaviors or actions that you do on a regular basis without consciously thinking about them. Effective habits help each of us to cons...

Follow Your “Path:” 6 Lessons on Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

Follow Your “Path:” 6 Lessons on Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities
So many people ask me how I made the leap from engineering to organizational and leadership development—from applied science to the human sciences. Well, it can partly be traced back to a massive failure. I graduated from college with a degree in industrial and systems engineering and went to work as a logistics engineer in a pharmaceutical company in Columbus, Ohio right after graduation. My very first project was to manage the design, build and implem...

Out of the Matrix: Looking Back to Move Forward

Out of the Matrix: Looking Back to Move Forward
This is Part 2 of a Two-part post. Click here to read part 1. Ef oona ent kno eh oona da gwine, oona should kno eh oona come from! ~Gullah Proverb With this past election the winds of change have blown through our country with hurricane force, revealing a divide that is deeper than most of us suspected.  In the last post I shared two social science theories that help explain our human tendencies toward polarization that get exacerbated into chasms during