Give The Gift Of Grace In Difficult Conversations

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Difficult conversations are – yes – difficult. All of us tend to avoid them – either entirely or by waiting too long to initiate a clearing conversation. While having a difficult conversation is hard already, having it with grace raises the bar. We challenge ourselves – and you – to do just that. […]

Podcast Episode 10: Carlo Giardinetti – Self-Organizing Teams & Holacracy

A Conversation with Carlo Giardinetti A Conscious Collaboration Podcast In this episode, Yosh discusses aspects of self-organization and self-management with Carlo Giardinetti, an educator, educational leader, and Holacracy expert. Carlo is an expert practitioner of self-organization principles and a certified Holacracy Facilitator. After a career as a professional soccer player in Italy, Carlo moved into a fast-advancing career in the hospitality industry […]

What Having a Self-Authoring Mind Means

Our clients know we are big fans of Kegan’s and Lahey’s work on adult development theory. We use this framework in our leadership coaching and team development work because it really brings a conceptual angle to our real-world experience that personal and professional growth are deeply related. (More about it here…) I republish below a […]

Podcast Episode 9: A Conversation with Dr. Paul Zak – The Neuroscience of Trust

A Conversation with Paul Zak A Conscious Collaboration Podcast In this episode, Yosh explores with Paul his work on the neuroscience of trust – and discuss how understanding trust on a neurological level helps leaders and teams deepen collaboration. Dr. Paul Zak is a scientist, public speaker, and author of several books such as “The Moral […]

Being Conscious about Our Commitments

Our clients know us as voracious readers. By popular demand, we are excited to provide you with select (and growing) reading list. As an additional way to invite readers into new ideas, we will be sharing thoughts about one book per newsletter. (Sign up if you want in the sidebar section…) These book summaries are […]

Podcast Episode 8: A Conversation with Natalie Rast from Y7 Studio

A Conversation with Natalie Rast A Conscious Collaboration Podcast In this episode, Yael and Natalie discuss team growth and culture building – and the work Y7’s leadership team engaged in over the course of two+ years. Natalie Rast, SHRM-CP, is the Head of People at Y7 Studio. Y7, a rapidly expanding and widely popular yoga studio with […]

Balancing Urgency & Patience

Leadership Test: Can You Be Ambitious and Patient at the Same Time? Scott Fitzgerald famously said that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Let’s apply that to “going far” and “going fast”. So often, […]

Watching Leaders Emerge

In February I had the honor of celebrating the newest class of Emerging Leaders, a bright, committed group of social sector leaders who completed the nine-month program I facilitate on behalf of Princeton AlumniCorps. At the end of our last class, each of the leaders gave brief talks to the group about what the program […]

Your Vision, Their Vision — Our Vision

How to Enhance Ideas through Team Collaboration “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two […]

Podcast Episode 7: A Conversation with Laura Quiros

A Conversation with Laura Quiros A Conscious Collaboration Podcast This podcast explores perspectives on what enables conscious collaboration in a given context or field. In this episode, Yael and Dr. Laura Quiros discuss what conscious collaboration involves vis-a-vis not just work style differences but in the face of more fundamental differences of race or gender. Dr. […]