What’s Your Workplace Trust Style? The Three Pillars to Individual and Organizational Success

Satisfaction, networking, community, achievement, balance, decision making, health, and influence. Can you imagine what kind of leader you would be if you scored high in all of these domains? Can you imagine a workplace fueled with employees who excel in each of these categories? According to Yvette Bethel, a co-creator of the Trust Style Inventory [...]


Yvette’s New Book: Interconnectivity, Flow, and Balance

Yvette Bethel's latest book, Interconnectivity, Flow, and Balance Model (IFB) introduces an operating system that functions in the background of organizations, families, and multiple other types of communities. Like computer operating systems, IFB is ever-present, not always perceived, and prolific. It arranges your organization’s internal ecosystem around inherent rules of behavioral, change, and other systems that guide daily [...]


5 Preparatory Steps for Successful Organizational Design

With new emphasis on innovation, change, and mergers, modern organizations are finding themselves in a new situation of nearly constantly re-designing their organizational chart. According to recent research by McKinsey, 60% of corporate respondents said they experienced an organizational redesign in the past 2 years. And yet, according to the same research, less than a [...]


Leading Team Change from the Inside Out

When leaders think of reinventing themselves they start with shifting the way they think and feel.  Sometimes this happens unwillingly, when something earth shattering happens in their lives. At other times they are exposed to a different way of thinking, one that their background prepared them to resonate with.  Regardless the cause, these leaders experience [...]


Positive Psychology at Work

In modern workplaces where engagement levels are low, it can be almost too easy to slip into a state of frustration.  With constant and growing work demands, increasingly low tolerance for mistakes, downsized teams and diverse personalities, some workplaces can be quite difficult to navigate. Over time, persons working within organizations with these types of [...]


Destabilizing for Stability

Destabilizing for stability may sound counter-intuitive but the status quo is being challenged around the world. Donald Trump won the US presidential election; Brexit shook up the European Union; and the Russians allegedly hacked multiple international elections. Each country is at a different stage of cultural evolution, forming a unique piece of the global mosaic. [...]


Grow by Making Decisions

There is a whole spectrum of possibilities when it comes to decision making authority. In organizations that value structure and control, policies and procedures form a framework for day-to-day work. Policies, range from very granular, dictating all imaginable actions, others are flexible enough to allow discretion yet provide structure. Then there are organizations that have [...]


Expand Your Leadership by Developing Others

One of John Maxwell’s law of leadership is called the Law of the Lid. According to Maxwell, “Leadership ability determines a person’s level of effectiveness.”  In other words, the leader cannot surpass his or her own ability to lead. By extension, the skills of persons reporting to a leader rarely exceed the leader’s capability to [...]