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 […]

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 […]

Don’t Rush Reflection

It’s holiday time once again, as well as year’s end. Endings turn into beginnings. Closure, review, outlook, and intentions fill the air. I have been here before – and, unfortunately, this precious annual ritual doesn’t always deliver as much rest, clarity, and resolve as I would hope for. I know from my coaching work I’m […]

Relationship Trouble at Work: How the Past Lives in the Present

As an executive coach, one aspect of my work involves supporting workplace relationships to move from being dysfunctional to being healthier. Here, I’m guided by a key concept from psychotherapy called transference. Put simply, transference is a way human beings unconsciously transfer old family patterns experienced as children into our current lives with other adults. […]

If You’re Going to Lean In, Do It Responsibly

Like many others, I was disappointed to read the NY Times story this week about Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and how they handled Russian meddling on their social media platform in the 2016 election season. If you believe what the NY Times reports, then these leaders acted irresponsibly and unethically and […]