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What’s The Buzz? – “Sakura” and Culture Transformation

April 2, 2019

“Samazamano Koto omoidasu Sakurakana” – Many things, the cherry blossoms put me in mind of by Matsuo Bashou (the creator of Haiku) Cherry blossoms are a symbolic flower of the spring, the fleeting nature of life, and a time of renewal. The sakura, or cherry blossom, holds special significance in Japanese culture. While North American […]

What’s the Buzz? — Why Beaver Ate Owl (and other stories).

February 26, 2019

In my last article I explored the question: “What is psychological safety?” as it not only a recent buzzword being bandied about, but something that, counter-intuitively, we see far less of these days. One would think that societies, corporations, and governments would become better at bringing out the best in their people and teams, but […]

What’s the Buzz? What’s “Psychological Safety”?

February 4, 2019

One of the most recent phrases making headlines around the online forums is “psychological safety”. It’s also something that has come up many times in various conversations I’ve had with Hive members. It’s worth taking a look at, especially if you’ve been asking yourself: ” How can I be a role model for psychological safety […]

What’s the Buzz/ – New Year, New You?

January 15, 2019

Strictly speaking, new year’s resolutions are rubbish. There’s literally no difference between Dec 31 and Jan 01 except 24 hours or one sleep (if you got any ;-) ) Experience has likely shown you that any resolutions you made were rather quickly forgotten or flattened like a pancake by whatever came barreling along next. Those […]

What’s the Buzz? Authority to Lead

December 3, 2018

I thought it might be fun to give a type of “retrospective” about a main theme in many of the conversations I’ve been having with HIVE members lately. (And thanks to David Clark for prompting me to write this!) As an organizational psychologist, I may approach things a little differently than someone coming from IT […]

What’s the Buzz? Hive Communications

November 5, 2018

I’ve been a Hive member for … a week. I joined because I was intrigued by what @david-clark has been posting on LinkedIn: consistently relevant, thoughtful, original material that very much aligns with the values I espouse as an organizational psychologist. I am interested in helping individuals, teams, and organizations identify their needs, find ways […]




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