In Chile, middle-class families spend nearly 40 percent of their income per child on higher education expenses—a much higher rate than in other OECD countries. And this trend is escalating. Tuition at public and private universities has increased by more than 60 percent over the past decade. One result is a high debt burden for many students post graduation. Chilean college graduates pay three to five times more of their income in student loans than their peers in OECD countries.
I spent a lot of years complaining about former president George Bush. The more I complained, the more negative he became in my eyes. All I looked for was evidence to back up my belief that he was a bad president.
Then I had an experience that opened my eyes. I brought my daughter with me to the World Leader’s Conference and one of the speakers was Barbara Pierce Bush, President Bush’s daughter. I had the opportunity to have a private luncheon with one of the speakers and for some reason I chose Barbara. I don’t know why, but something compelled me to spend time with her. Maybe it was her presentation about the amazing work she is doing with her organization, Global Health Corps. Maybe it was the fact that Barbara was young and interesting to my daughter.
Dr. Stephen Karpman loves sports. He is also an internationally acclaimed psychiatrist, author, therapist, and former athlete himself. As early as 1965, Karpman was doodling circles and symbols trying to figure out ways that a quarterback could outsmart the defensive halfback in football, or how offense beats defense in basketball.
An article I wrote for Chief Executive magazine, titled How To Successfully Lead When Dealing With a Personal Crisis, sparked a lot of activity on social media. The article profiled three of the six Kahler Personality Types most likely to be in leadership positions, how they operate, how they misfire when under distress, and how they can get through crisis.
The biggest question I got about this article was, “What about the other three personality types?” You asked for it, so here is my analysis of the other three types based on Taibi Kahler’s groundbreaking discovery, the Process Communication Model (PCM®).
I’m excited to jump into the world of podcasting with my first episode, What is Compassionate Accountability. In this interview with Erin Caldwell of Corporate Ink, I explain our concept of Compassionate Accountability and how it can be used to transform the negative energy of Drama into positive contribution.
In this podcast you will,
Discover the original meaning of compassion
Learn the difference between positive and negative conflict
Explore the true purpose of conflict
Learn the three roles of Drama
Understand why good people engage in negative conflict
Hear a case study of using Next Element’s Compassion Cycle to fire four people on the same afternoon
Hear a personal example of where I failed to apply the compassion in a personal relationship, and what happened
Get tips you can use today to apply the concepts of Compassionate Accountability today!
Learn more about Next Element’s Leading Out of Drama leadership development program and train-the-trainer certifications.
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I’m continually surprised by how many companies are engaged in drama-based relationships with the consultants they’ve hired. Are any of these characteristics present in your relationship with a consultant?
- Consultant gives you advice from an emotional distance and doesn’t seem to care about what you are actually going through. If the advice doesn’t work, they blame it on you.
- Recommendations seem generic, not suited to your situation.
- If you question their advice, they become defensive.
- They tell you to “trust them” because they are the expert.
- They keep you dependent on them instead of building your own competence and confidence.
- They over adapt to please you or say what you want to hear instead of telling you the truth.
- They squirm when you ask about metrics or return on investment.
If you are looking to hire a consultant and want to avoid drama, require that they answer these questions to demonstrate that they will be open, resourceful and persistent with you.
For chief executives, workplace crises are a relatively common scenario that can be handled with the same calmness and clarity that earns CEOs their role. But what happens when the crisis occurs in an executive’s personal life, ultimately impacting the business’s health and vitality? Our research shows that three of the six Kahler Personality types tend to rise to top leadership positions and also experience unique challenges when facing crisis.
Read the full article in Chief Executive Magazine.
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For the past seven years Google has been studying the factors that drive their most successful work teams. Here’s what they found.
“Psychological safety was far and away the most important of the five dynamics we found — it’s the underpinning of the other four,”
– Julia Rozovsky, People Operations analyst at Google
Here’s a snippet from the Business Insider article that summarized the research.
A sixteen year-old girl was forcibly removed from her South Carolina classroom by a school resource officer on Monday, October 26, 2015. Three separate videos, taken by students, are being scrutinized for evidence of police brutality. Reports say the girl had been disruptive and refused several requests by the teacher to leave the classroom. She is being charged with disruption in school.
It usually starts many hours, or days earlier with something as innocuous as fidgeting and difficulty focusing on tasks.
LinkedIn is the latest employer to offer what’s known as “discretionary time off,” or “DTO” in corporate HR-speak. Starting on Nov. 1, LinkedIn’s approximately 6,000 U.S. employees will be able to take as much time off as they want every year. There are a few guidelines, but for the most part, it is what it sounds like. Why would anyone do this?