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How Do I Give Feedback to My People?

October 3, 2020

By Dave Bushy You’ve made it into a leadership position.  You are finally a manager!  You take the new job seriously, knowing that the responsibilities include meeting strategic goals, managing budgets and making presentations to senior management.  Those challenges are daunting, but you feel well prepared, due to your background, education and business experience. And […]

Who Am I? Leadership Resonance

September 18, 2020

By Allison Iantosca I wonder if you can imagine yourself sitting alone in a concert hall—a venue created for listening to classical music. It may be gilded and ornate; pillars surging up to a ceiling bedecked with painted angels? Or perhaps it is spare and cool, with wood paneled walls and a small stage like […]

How Do I Cope With All This Change?

September 4, 2020

By Diane Shannon When my first child was born and I stepped over the mighty threshold to “parent,” I felt elated, awed, and grateful—and at the same time as if my life had completely fallen apart. Meditation had been a daily sanity-saving practice for me. Have you ever tried to meditate with a newborn crying […]

How Do I Find Hope?

August 27, 2020

by Dave Bushy “Always Have Hope.” This philosophy informs the simplest and most profound outlook humans can hold in their hearts.  It is a quote from one of the men I admired most in the world. I often ask those around me how they feel about the times in which we live.  Many point to […]

If It Were Summer…

August 14, 2020

By Allison Iantosca In Gestalt coaching we talk with you about what is “figural”; a way of defining the main thing you are or could be looking at by pulling it out of everything else that forms the background. Sometimes I imagine this like seeds in a garden and you choose to water what you […]

Attend to Others – Give Them the Gift of Yourself

August 7, 2020

By Dave Bushy I learn from every client.  One lesson in particular that comes to mind came from a young leader with whom I recently worked.  My client was extremely curious about how others saw her.  She worked hard at becoming aware of her own well-developed sides and those she discerned might be less developed.  […]

Developing Empathy, Compassion, and Understanding as Leaders

July 22, 2020

By Lisa McNeill We often talk about a business in terms of building its health: strengthening leadership to guide the organization; developing core competencies so the business and employees can grow; building operational systems and structures to effectively carry the organization into a new phase of development. But we rarely talk about developing skills such […]

The Leader as a “Heat Sink” – Leadership in Times of Crisis

July 10, 2020

By Dave Bushy In everything from soldering circuit boards to dissipating the thermal energy created by computer server farms, the technological world appreciates the value of a “heat sink.”  Without heat sinks, we would have far more component hiccups or even outright failures.  Heat sinks serve a vital purpose in dissipating energy and allowing a […]

The Two Best Bosses You’ll Ever Have: Continuing Lessons from My First Sergeant

July 1, 2020

by Dave Bushy It seems like a lifetime ago that I was sitting with another G.I., commenting about my commander in the military.  The animated discussion I was engaged in was with a non-commissioned officer – a “NCO” – commiserating about actions my commander had taken and how I wish he could somehow be different. […]

The Path to Reopening – Leadership in Times of Crisis

May 9, 2020

By Dave Bushy In the past two months, I have had the opportunity to witness teams facing the most challenging situations they have ever experienced. It is an honor to be working with such remarkable leaders during these times, be they involved with companies, governmental groups or non-profit organizations. Daily, I learn how they regularly […]

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