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Category: CHANGE


The Brain Changing Benefits of Exercise-Wendy Suzuki

What's the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get inspired to go to the gym as Suzuki discusses the science of how working out boosts…


Resistance is a human reaction when something changes that we want to stay the same. Carl Jung said, "what we resist not only persists, but will grow in size". When we resist we are avoiding looking at,…


Mood management is all about getting to what's causing us to be in the mood we are in. If you are in a bad mood, look at the assessments you are making about the future. Given that there a NO facts in…

Cycling Through the Foundation for Results

Learn more about this dynamic and non-linear model. The Foundation for results, seen from a dynamic, non-linear perspective.

Building Trust

For people to share and create together requires vulnerability. Before sitting down to business, ask yourself if your team has sufficient relationship ( trust ) to succeed? Watch this video to learn more.


What are you doing today that is helping you and the people who work for you, align with the future your trying to create? Leslie Tucker

The Why of Change

Inspire, and enroll others, by sharing your vision why there is a need to change, and what's in it for them. Leslie Tucker

Don't Know, Don't Know

Being open, particularly to the idea of not knowing, is the first step to overcoming one's natural biases.

Background Conversations

Good communication is a habit: if you communicate kindly, people will hear you, respectfully, they will see you, honestly, they will know you. Withholding from others serves only to lock in your relational losses, and limit your gains.

Clearing Background Conversations

Good communication is a habit: if you communicate kindly, people will hear you, respectfully, they will see you, honestly, they will know you. Withholding from others serves only to lock in your relational losses, and limit your gains.

Relational Field

Our relational field is like our dance floor of life. We want to be able to move, dance well with others and not trip over stuff from the past.


We often find ourselves in situations where we are triggered by outside influences. In that moment, our view of the world and our view of ourselves are skewed by something that we perceive as a threat.

Mindful Speaking Part 5 Empathizing

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position.

Seeing The Opportunities

Suspend your knowing and be open to seeing something new! 

Fact or Fiction

Understanding that the brain is associative and will jump to a known conclusion, is essential in seeing what happened from the spin we put on why it happened. 

Appreciating Others and Being Appreciated

Appreciating others, helps them grow by stating their contributions to you and the team while demonstrating generosity and caring. On the flip side taking in appreciation from others feels good and is good for you!

Mindful Speaking Part 4 Validating

Validation communicates to a person that what they said makes sense to you.

The End Of Stress!

If we could understand stress, we would be more effective at dealing with it. This video delves into why we get stressed in the first place.

Mindful Speaking Part 3 Mirroring

Mirroring is a communication skill that will help build trust, particularly if there is a conflict or misunderstanding. 

Apologizing and Forgiving

Two moves to maintain and build healthy relationships; apologizing and forgiving. 

Mindful Speaking Part 2 Paraphrasing

Learn to "paraphrase". Show another that you are willing to transcend your own thoughts and feelings for the moment, and understand their point of view. 

Mindful Speaking Part 1 Inquiry

In the follow-up to the Generous Listening video series, Mindful Speaking Part 1 delves into the power of inquiring!

Generous Listening (pt. 2)

In part two of the Generous Listening video series, we explore the best ways to apply generous listening to business meetings!

Generous Listening (pt. 1)

In part one of this video series, we begin to unpack just what generous listening is and how one starts to bring it into their life!

Listening and Interpretation

While essential to any relationship, listening also carries so much more than what you’re just hearing.

Dancefloor of Life

Having a hard time "dancing" through the day with coworkers? These 4 simple "moves" make day-to-day interactions in the office so much easier!

Breaches in Trust Video

Have a conflict with someone at work? Here are a couple tools you can use to start getting things back on the right track!

Radical Candor

Being a good manager requires giving feedback in a timely manner. Kim Scott's book Radical Candor is a great tool for all managers.

Leslie On "Being"

Leslie Tucker describes her definition of "being" and its importance in living in the present moment.

Clearing the Air

Why is it that we walk over the obvious disconnects or negative feelings between people in meetings? Clearing the air, acknowledging that something needs to be discussed, is the key to healthy relationships.

Catching Your Reactions

When your head is in the clouds and you find yourself worrying about the future or regretting something in the past, catching and observing those reactions gives you the power to respond in a new way in the present moment.

Work As A Unique Opportunity For Transformation

Work can be a surprising opportunity for personal transformation in ways you don't expect!

Dealing With The Relational Weeds

We are relational, and we are in relationship with everything: our word, our work, our environment, with the past, the future, others, ourselves, with what we know and don’t know -everything. If you want…

Listening to Shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their…

Team Chemistry

Google spent millions seeking to define what makes the best team. The conclusion reached was what mattered most, more than intelligence, knowledge, or experience was how team members treated each other.…

Unconscious Bias

Every day we make countless automatic decisions. It's been estimated that we are exposed to roughly eleven million bits of information at any given moment. However, our brains can only consciously manage…

What's The Buzz About Me?

“What’s the Buzz” about me?  In other words, what are people saying or thinking about me. Our reputations are made by not only what we do and accomplish, but what people say about us and think about us. It…

Someone Moved Your Cheese. Now What?

In the 1990 film Mermaids, Cher plays a nutty single mom who smokes, serves a continual diet of finger foods to her daughter, and moves to a new town anytime the whim strikes. So she’s not exactly Confucius. But…

Embracing Change by Jason Clarke

Jason describes how people need to be involved in change-we don't really hate change, we just hate change that doesn't make a difference. 

Why Human Beings Get Ulcers

Human beings have evolved to survive in a world full of primal danger, and to be on the alert for violations, no matter the size. Our brains simply can’t help but interpret unfortunate incidents — whether…

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

In this short documentary, Robert Sapolsky, a professor at Stanford University, discusses the origins and functions of stress among our evolutionary past and reveals just how dangerous prolonged exposure…

The Way of Culture Change

I’ve been interested in “culture” for many years – the whole question of how people come to believe what they believe and how they create systems based on those beliefs. I’ve also been interested in how…

Book: Web of Inclusion

In the Web of Inclusion, author Sally Helgesen offers a well-documented presentation of a radical way to reconfigure organizational architecture, one that profoundly impacts business culture. Helgesen’s…

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel…

Transformational Leadership: The Art of Shifting Cultures

Interview with Sylvain-Yves Longval, Sheldon Division manager of Abitibi Consolidated Inc., Houston, Texas.

Alien Invasion And A Tangerine

Gridlocked traffic, the sound of sirens, flight delays — they’re all obvious triggers for the stress response. But what happens when a trigger gets pulled from the unlikeliest of places — say, a piece…

Building Trust In Business, Politics, Relationships And Life

Building Trust in Business, Politics, Relationships and Life by Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores takes an important, fresh and challenging look at the subject. Both authors have a long history of…

New Possibilities Through Intentional Action

Culture (Original 2009 version) de Reed Hastings     I love it when I discover a piece of knowledge that pierces some preconception or a study that makes something difficult suddenly feel doable. Here…

You Are What You Say: The Proven Program That Uses the Power of Language to Combat Stress, Anger, and Depression

You Are What You Say: “The Proven Program That Uses the Power of Language to Combat Stress, Anger, and Depression” is not just another fluffy self-help book. Its authors, Matthew Budd, M.D. and Larry Rothstein,…

Trust What? Trust You?

Our passion is about transforming habitual thinking and behaviors that no longer serve today’s fast-paced, interdependent working world. This “Conversation”targets one of the fundamental distinctions of…

Uncomplicate the Complicated

  Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests…

Exercise: Attention Training

Ten Minutes to Less Stress   Attention Training calms the body and mind. It is an excellent tool for letting go of stress. With practice, you can emerge calm yet invigorated from this entire process…

Commitment to Cultural Transformation

I’ve been thinking about the power of cultural transformation. When we first discussed highlighting this subject, I wasn’t sure how we would talk about it. It is impossible to pin down cultural transformation…

Habitual Triggers

The hardest thing to attend to is that which is closest to ourselves, that which is most constant and familiar. And this closest something is, precisely, ourselves, our own habits and the way of doing…

Interview with Leslie Tucker

Coming into an organization stressed by growth, what do you offer?  When a company is under stress, people take it out on each other. They tend to bicker and relationships between people break down…


To best learn something, you must actually do it. Learning is a holistic process that involves the entire body–not just the brain. You know you’ve learned something when the thought process behind the…

Stand Up For Yourself

What If You Knew What You Wanted Out Of Life And Went For It? What If You Stood Up For Yourself And Refused To Sit Back Down? What Would Your Life Be Like If You Stopped Abandoning Your Dreams Or Compromising…


Mood WringHow the moodfactor — yours, mine and theirs — affects work When I was 14, I talked to my half-brother for the first time in seven years. He was estranged from my family because my father could…

Transforming Organizational Culture: Getting From Here To There

What do we mean by culture? When we talk of transforming the culture of an organization, we are referring to the systems, beliefs and ways of doing things (or not doing things) that live beyond its individuals,…

Proactive Offers

Proactive offers embody the spirit of customer service and strengthen your ability to build relationships. Proactively taking care of business relationships is a skill that can increase business, enhance…

The Body Language of Leadership: Changing the Bureaucracy

Interview with Stuart Heller, PhD., scientist, engineer, psychologist, and martial artist

We’re Not Just Talking Heads

I’ve spent most of my career working as a consultant in fairly traditional organizations. In the early days, even bringing up the subject of the body was a bit terrifying. I used to think that I couldn’t…


Our passion is about transforming habitual thinking and behaviors that no longer serve today’s fast-paced, interdependent working world. I would like to target one of the fundamental distinctions of building…

Transformational Leadership: Share The Vision By Embodying It

Interview with Katy Lesser, owner, Healthy Living, South Burlington, VT

Poetry, Business of the Past, Present, Future

“Images that appear before we assign meaning”An angel with no face embraced meand whispered through my whole body:“Don’t be ashamed to be human, be proud!Inside you vault opens behind vault endlessly.You…

If Hospitals Can Make a Break, You Can Too

Interview with Anna Seubert Pelosi, Wellness Coordinator, Union Hospital, Lynne, MA

Connection Comes First

Jay Kaplan, M.D., Medical Director, Studer Group

Bob Coles, Mill Manager, Augusta Newsprint, Augusta,GA

ANC has been working with Roundstone since 1995 on a mill-wide initiative to improve all aspects of workplace relations and communications. During the period between 1995 and 1999, ANC’s efficiency increased…

Ken Li, Mill Manager, Alabama Newsprint Company

Alabama River Newsprint Company (ARN) is just beginning to look at how their company culture needs to change. Ken Li, the mill manager of ARN, arrived two years ago at a time when change was not a high…

Nancy Wilson, James Morrell, and Kelly Cue man, Store Managers

James Morrell’s project was to change the store’s physical layout in order to use space more efficiently and make it more accessible for customers. He used the communication skills he learned at Team Skills…

Sylvain-Yves Longval, Sheldon Division Manager of Abitibi Consolidated Inc., Houston, TX

The Sheldon Mill of Abitibi Consolidated based in Houston, Texas began the process of transforming their workplace culture last year. This mill was able to turn a corner back in December and the results…

Tom Hengelsberg, Architect, Truex, Cullins & Partners, Burlin

As an associate architect with a Burlington commercial architectural ?rm, Tom Hengelsberg struggled with bringing his team’s projects in on time and on budget. After attending Roundstone’s Team Skills…

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