The Power of Stories

People think in stories, so it’s no surprise that storytelling can be a powerful tool for human centered leaders. Storytelling helps human centered leaders gain better insight into how people view the world, which in turn leads to more effective decision-making. Let’s explore the importance of gathering stories from people in order to gain a … Continue reading The Power of Stories

The Power of Building on Ideas: How to Create a Winning Team Dynamic

How do you create a team dynamic that encourages collaboration and listening? Let’s dive in with a few tips.

Artificial Intelligence, Creativity and Human-Centered Marketing

As we move further into the digital age, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming an integral part of many aspects of our lives—including marketing. AI can be used to generate more effective campaigns, create better customer experiences, and even help with creative tasks like graphic design and copywriting. But how will AI impact creativity in marketing? … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence, Creativity and Human-Centered Marketing

Human Centered Leadership Lessons from London

Having the opportunity to travel internationally has been one of the most rewarding and educational experiences I’ve ever enjoyed. There is no better way to gain a better understanding of different cultures than by being immersed in them. Each year Lane and I travel to London to lead an human-centered design and leadership class with … Continue reading Human Centered Leadership Lessons from London

STAYING CENTERED

One of my favorite playground games as a child was “tug-of-war.” Tug-of-war (or rope pull) is a game where two opposing teams are given a rope and asked to test their team’s strength by pulling on opposite ends of the rope. The goal of this sport is to get one team to exert their strength … Continue reading STAYING CENTERED

HUMAN CENTERED LEADERSHIP: THE VALUE-ADDED APPROACH

Human Centered Leadership is “inspiring and mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and do things that matter.” There’s a lot of “leadership soup” out here. Leadership styles, approaches, and philosophies are complex, wide-ranging, and very different. Some leadership styles promote the authority figure being “hands-on” and making all of the decisions, while others, expect them … Continue reading HUMAN CENTERED LEADERSHIP: THE VALUE-ADDED APPROACH

Be a People Gardener

Gardeners are grounded, down-to-earth, nurturers. They are giddy for the opportunity to play in the dirt and are delighted at the bounty that nature offers. The tiniest bloom may be a huge accomplishment and they celebrate each one! 🌱🌿🌳 Gardeners nurture—pruning away the dead and broken to allow their subjects to grow stronger and reach … Continue reading Be a People Gardener

Give it your all

Watching my 100-pound chocolate lab, Bear, play in the lake this weekend inspired me to strive to be more like him. Bear is a role model for life. Well, maybe he eats a little too much and maybe he has been known to destroy a gutter or two, but don't we all have things in … Continue reading Give it your all

Daring Greatly

If Theodore Roosevelt's words don't inspire you a bit today, not much will. Dare Greatly and BE BOMBDIGGITY! It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is … Continue reading Daring Greatly