Tbird Thoughts

Passing the Torch

Passing the Torch

As I write this it is May and there are congratulatory cards sitting, ready to mail, on my desk. I have a...

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Engagement Survey! Oh my!

Engagement Survey! Oh my!

Jill[1] and I were brainstorming about topics for this year’s blog posts. It helps to have a roadmap because the deadlines do...

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Getting Unstuck!

Getting Unstuck!

We all have issues in our lives, professional and personal, that seem to just persist on and on and never get resolved. ...

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Managing Up Is No Accident

Managing Up Is No Accident

From our inbox: Dear Thunderbird Leadership Consulting, My boss can be a difficult woman. She tells me one thing in a face...

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IT IS YOUR JOB!

IT IS YOUR JOB!

In Kim Scott’s introduction to her book, Radical Candor[1], she describes a frantic time at work where she was confronted with back...

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Lessons Learned – 2018

Lessons Learned – 2018

By: Rory Gilbert with much input from Carla Rotering! December is a wonderful time to reflect on how we have grown and...

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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

I was a philosophy major as an undergraduate and for my senior thesis I found myself wrestling with determinism v. free will....

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Professional Beach Reads

Professional Beach Reads

I was watching the waves crashing on the beach this past Thanksgiving while talking to my son. We were talking about work...

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Going it Alone?

Going it Alone?

In the world of work, it is important to appear capable and strong. As a leader, I have to make the tough...

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Organizational Excellence Through Transformational Leadership