Women Execs Explore Their “Balancing Act” by

“I think even the term ‘balancing act’ should invite us to do things differently. If we have to act at work, how can we be authentic?” This provocative inquiry from a participant caught me off guard and raised a very … Continue reading

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7 Mantras That Engage Followers by

The first time I had the responsibility to actually lead people, I can’t remember saying a single thing that felt leaderly. All I was thinking was: “I hope I don’t blow this.” But when our team had it’s first real … Continue reading

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Gratitude (November Update) by

On Giving by Kahlil Gibran You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. For what are your possessions but things you keep and guard for fear you may … Continue reading

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Leading in Fast Growth: Insights from Scott Allan of Hydroflask by

Hydro Flask, a beloved Bend, OR based company acquired by Helen of Troy in March of 2016, continues to grow and thrive as they meet their awesome mission: “Saving the world from lukewarm.” We had the chance to ask Moementum client and … Continue reading

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Courage at Work – Overcoming the Slight of Mind of Self Deception by

“Courageous leadership” is such a great expression, but frankly, the act itself scares the crap out of me. Being courageous begins with looking honestly at myself and sometimes that’s hard. Sure, being a courageous leader includes acts such as speaking … Continue reading

Blinded By Profit: Lessons from Wells Fargo by

We all read the headlines and say to each other, “Can you believe what happened at Wells Fargo?” The thought bubble we don’t say but often feel is something like, “Those idiots.” We wonder,  how could people lose their way so … Continue reading

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September Update by

The warmth of Paella at a lovely saturday market in Port Townsend, WA epitomizes for me the delight of the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn. September came and went for our firm quickly. The onset of Fall represents … Continue reading

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Eight Excuses Rookie Managers Make When an Employee “Doesn’t fit-in” And How to Avoid Them by

First things first: THANK YOU to all the bosses who said “no” to me when I asked to re-assign or dismiss an employee because they “weren’t a good fit”. When I was a rookie manager, if I felt like someone … Continue reading

Crying at work? Emotions matter. by

Tears at work freak everybody out. People tell us that they worry that tears at work will make them appear weak and that when someone cries in their presence they just don’t know what to do to help. Tears make … Continue reading

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August Update by

In light of the magnitude and volume of geo-political events impacting people around the world last month, we focused our July update on these events and our reactions to them as an alternative to the usual news about us. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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