Being able to apologize sincerely, without getting defensive or huffy, is a sign of maturity and strength. It shows that you're not too big or important to be vulnerable, too.
"It's learning to balance push and pull, holding on and letting go, being there without smothering."
"If you hold others accountable without being accountable yourself, this is called being a hypocrite." – Sonia Harris
There are infinite ways to be authentic. And organizations need to make us all feel safe to be ourselves. But we should also take an honest look at the impact of our authenticity
"We are not hardwired for working/living in silos. Connectedness helps us cooperate and think better" – Yolande Conradie
As anyone who's ever worked closely with others knows, trust is an essential ingredient for success. Without it, the seeds of discord are sown, and the damaging effects of poor performance can ripple throughout a whole organization. What Is Trust? There are many definitions of trust but, at its core, trust is about feeling safe […]
Fake news, corporate data scrapes, phishing emails… They're all contributing to an epidemic of mistrust sweeping across the world. But is this lack of trust healthy? Well, no. Whether it’s keeping your word, confiding in someone, working as a team, or delivering on time, trust is the glue that holds things together. But trust takes […]
Corporate social responsibility has gone through a quiet evolution in the past decade, and that's a good thing. You may remember when it meant spending a Friday afternoon planting trees at a local school. Or maybe doing a charity fun run. While such activities still take place, the idea of businesses "doing good" has broadened. […]
Four Steps to Connection It really irritates me if I sit in a class or lecture and the facilitator only knows two people's names. It feels as if they talk to those two people only, and the rest of us are like extras on a movie set. After lecturing and facilitating for a few years […]
Chris Lewis is the founder of one of the world's largest marketing and communications agencies, LEWIS, and he still serves as its CEO. So creativity in the workplace is his bread and butter. He has given a lot of thought to the conditions in which the best ideas emerge – and he’s discovered that there […]