Leaders Ask, “What Can You Control?”

“What can you control?” is a coaching question so basic, I sometimes move past it too hastily. The pandemic has reminded us of its importance. Since March, I have been engaging in as many informal conversations as I can with clients and others to simply ask, “How is it going?” The answer to this question … Read more

Book Review: The Inner Game of Work

In the late 1980’s, studying music in under-grad, many of us were disciples of The Inner Game as espoused in the books The Inner Game of Music and/or its predecessor The Inner Game of Tennis. Two of my favorite concepts from those works still impact me today: The equation p=P-iProduct (or performance) = Potential minus … Read more

The Complexity of Change, Uncertainty, and Anxiety

Human beings don’t like uncertainty. Uncertainty brings with it a higher possibility of change, which humanity also doesn’t like. “The way it has always been” is a source of security and comfort; it quells our natural anxiety and makes life predictable. Change is difficult, because we unconsciously believe longevity equals good or best. The opposite … Read more

The Best Leaders Persist

What do you get when you plant tulip bulbs? Tulips. What do you get you plant marigold seeds? Marigolds. What do you get when you plant nothing? Nothing. Right?Wrong. You get weeds. Right now, the weeds are coming in, and they’re coming in strong. You can’t pull all the weeds one day, then sit back, … Read more

Leaders Encourage Through Crisis

We’re all still in pandemic mode, and uncertainty continues to be the dark cloud looming over us. Many are working from home, some for the first time. Companies who never had remote working options available for employees were suddenly forced to adapt. Others faced tough decisions to furlough employees. The list goes on and on … Read more

Blog Posts Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

You may have noticed a lack of weekly emails letting you know about a new blog post. Don’t worry; we’re still doing blogs. However, in light of recent events, instead of our normal posts, we thought it would beneficial to go through our Psychology of Change series. This series walks through the Change Curve and … Read more

Group Dynamic: Navigating COVID-19 by Taking Care of Our Business

My mission: To make the world a better place, and choose a line of work that makes that happen. I do what I do for a living because when people have a better day at work, there is a positive ripple effect on the lives around them. And, when business is more productive, that’s good … Read more

Group Dynamic: Navigating COVID-19 by Taking Care of Our World

I have a feeling that whatever I say today will be outdated in a week, but here it goes. We have to remember that the world needs us, and as of today there are three categories I’m looking at: My family My volunteer involvements The hardest-hit My Family My daughter, Mara, is home from school … Read more

Group Dynamic: Navigating COVID-19 by Taking Care of Our Clients

My mission: Make the world a better place, and choose a line of work that makes that happen. I do what I do for a living because when people have a better day at work, there is a positive ripple effect on the lives around them. And, when business is more productive, that’s good for … Read more

Group Dynamic: Navigating COVID-19 by Taking Care of Our People

In the wake of this worldwide crisis, our first priority is taking care of our people. We’re hearing a lot of encouraging stories about organizations ensuring their internal people and the general public they care for their people during this time. At Group Dynamic, we basically have two people: DeAnne and Alan. Because I’m Alan, … Read more