Deflecting the Spotlight: Introvert Leadership

“Everyone shines, given the right lighting.” – Susan Cain One-third to one-half of the population are introverts yet we create work cultures that unknowingly shut them out of our processes. If you’re surprised by the number of introverts, it’s...

Get In My Shoes

  “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.” – Daniel Pink What is Empathy?...

Time Really IS On Your Side (Yes, it is)

“I don’t have enough time!” We’ve all said it. Intellectually, we know we have the same 24 hours every day but, when we’re swamped, we yearn for just a little more. “Time Management” is really an oxymoron since time is static and there’s no way to manage it. What we...

Leading Through Conflict

“Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sellout.” –Paul Kagame As we seek solutions to business challenges in a post-recession environment, being able to successfully resolve conflict is an essential skill for...

Music as a Meditative Device

I watch the ripples change their size But never leave the stream Of warm impermanence – David Bowie (“Changes”)   I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like some kind of music. Can’t say that about too many things, right? Believe it or not, there are...

Mindful Resolutions (part II)

In part I of this post, I talked about how to better define and achieve our New Year’s resolutions. The suggestions work particularly well with very definable goals whose success can be measured (e.g., going to the gym once a week). I think of resolutions as...

Mindful Resolutions (part I)

Today, more than ever before, we are restless individuals living in a society whose technology provides instantaneous gratification while not allowing our minds to keep pace. As a result, the pressure to improve ourselves amps up exponentially. It’s as if...

Love People, Use Things

A few years ago, I went from the crazy busy life of a business leader, husband and father to, what Warren Zevon called, “splendid isolation” in the span of only a few months. The office job, where I spent 90% of my time interacting with others, presented...

Welcome to the Perfect Work Culture

Welcome to Widgeteam! We are very happy to have you on board with us and look forward to getting to know you better! Although it may sound slightly disingenuous now, we think you’ll find that our interest in you as a person is real and we look forward to making...