Tbird Thoughts

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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Why is Accountability So Hard?

Why is Accountability So Hard?

What is the number one frustration for people managers?  In my coaching work, I hear repeatedly that it is getting people to...

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Power Tools at Work

Power Tools at Work

I am passionate about creating fabulous work environments; ones that are highly productive, mission-focused, energizing, inclusive and innovative. What words would you...

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

As we approach the end of the year, it is a wonderful time to reflect and take stock on what we’ve learned....

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Warriors for the Human Spirit

Warriors for the Human Spirit

I had the pleasure of participating in the planning and presentation of a Leadership Intensive for Nurse Leaders October 19-21. The attendees...

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Organizational Excellence Through Transformational Leadership