Stopping to Smell the Roses

Last week, our team at The Conversations That Matter wrapped up a two-and-a-half-year-long project. It was enormous and took a lot of creativity and bandwidth from each of us. But, to say we grew a lot – in our knowledge and expertise and our relationships – is an understatement.  Frankly, we were all ready for…
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The Great Resignation is Revealing Four Core Truths that Won’t Go Away!

Holy moly. The amount of knowledge we are gaining from this mass movement of people dubbed the Great Resignation will be feeding case studies for years to come. Researchers are salivating at all the fun qualitative and quantitative data from individual studies of what drives us to make career shifts to a macro-level analysis of…
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Learning to be a Leader

I was recently reminded of the expression, “You have to be willing to be bad at something before you can be good at it.” So, I wondered, ‘does that apply to leadership too?’  It sure does!  All too often, leaders get their title and position because they were good at their last job. But, their…
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Building a Culture of Innovation

Culture of Innovation

Our team at The Conversations That Matter has been working on a custom tool for an exciting client. The tool is focused on what it takes to have an innovative culture. I could get buried in the amazing content that has already been written on this very topic. It’s fascinating. There is one key to…
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New Year New Words

New Year. New Words.

It’s January 1, 2022 – 9:24 a.m.  As I sit in my prayer chair for the first time this year, I am thinking about you — the reader, friend, client, random person who happens upon my simple blog.  What are you thinking on this day? Are you, like me, looking to the next year and…
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Tenets of a Good Leader

Leaders are Torchbearers!

In many ways, growing up in North Dakota wasn’t all that different from other parts of the country, especially the plains of the upper midwest. I was a slightly above-average youth with big dreams of leadership, family, and peace on earth. The greatest gift of my childhood was the love and support of a family…
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