All posts by Laura Crandall

How Clearly Are You Seeing Your Organization?

Can you really see your organization clearly? Do intergenerational issues, a toxic culture or unclear expectations cloud your vision? Communications expert and management strategist Laura Crandall will join us to discuss how we can get a new perspective, shift our assumptions, and learn new strategies for organizational clarity.

A Change in Perspective – 3 Ways to Leverage Curiosity at Work

When you shift your perspective even the smallest degree, you can begin developing new ideas and generative thought – highly valuable tools work places that love the words “innovation,” “iteration”, and “adaptation.” And curiosity is the key.

3 Questions – How Good Are You at Giving Performance Feedback?

Ever notice that books about how managers can learn to give performance feedback focus on really difficult conversations first? It seems like a completely awful place to begin. Sort of like […]

Who are your heroes?

Who are the people you most admire? Stop for a moment and list the top ten. What do they have in common? The first commonality is you because it’s your […]

Finding Real Reasons to Celebrate at Work

Tonight we’ll see a Supermoon, the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1982 and won’t see again until 2033. Tonight the moon is at its closest annual point to […]

Daily Adventures and the Frontier Spirit

I’m a Garrison Keillor fan who grew-up listening to A Prairie Home Companion. I still like listening to stories about Lake Wobegon’s residents, each full of humor and rich humanity. […]

Poetry Emergencies – or The Importance of Joy & Inspiration in Work

Inspiration for my work often comes from unexpected sources. Today, it came from Peter Paphides and his piece on the eight-day whirlwind that created the charity single and video to […]

It’s September. Start Your Story.

The beginning of the school year holds a tiny bit of magic. It’s the same magic that can be found at the beginning of a story – a good one […]

Accountable and Accountability

Accountability and accountable are very popular words in business today. After a conversation with a colleague about his direct reports, I realized that he was using these words interchangeably and […]

An Odd Secret About Leadership

A master’s student recently interviewed me for a paper he’s writing.  He is writing a case based on his experience as a head of a small private school and the […]