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Sponsorship for Success

Photo by Anete Lusina from Pexels TL; DR Take responsibility to help those who are not being heard to be heard. The Voice Often Not Heard Every meeting has them. They are the silent individu...

The "Other" Working Next to Me

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels TL; DR There are a lot of boundries that divide an office into discreet groups. There are also incentives that can cause these groups to see each other as enemy ra...

The Duplicity of Duplicate Code

Photo by Sveta from Pexels TL; DR “Don’t repeat yourself” helped developers avoid pitfalls and a host of bad designs. That is until it did not. The question started to become duplication vs coup...

Conclusion - Rites of Passage

Photo by Miriam Fischer from Pexels TL; DR Planning rites of passage basically looks the same. The results are different, but that is because of contextual differences. When you look over all th...

Rites of the Big Transformation

Photo by Shiva Smyth from Pexels TL; DR Transformation is a big complex thing. By looking at how people’s relationships and work changes you can use rites of passage to illuminate just how compl...

Rite of Passage when Someone Changes Position

Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels TL; DR When someone’s role changes this is, by definition, an event that changes someone’s social role in a group or groups. This is the perfect time to ...

Offboarding the Last Rite of Success

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels TL; DR When a person leaves a company, everyone who worked with that person enters a transition period, and a time of uncertainty. This is true whether the persons...

Onboarding the First Rite of Success

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels TL; DR Hiring a new employee comes with a whole lot of uncertainty that most companies do not address well. Looking at our onboarding as a rite of passage ...

Rites of Passage in the Workplace

Photo by Flo Maderebner from Pexels TL; DR Rites of Passage help people transition through periods of uncertainty by both giving them a known and accepted routine to focus on, and by signaling ...

Professional Spotlight Oksana

TL; DR Every now and then I run across a person who’s story is both captivating and important. Oksana, is one of those people. She is an exceptional human being, who’s passion for people is make...