Author: Betsy Westhoff

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Why is it so simple to avoid difficult conversations? We are SUPER uncomfortable with conflict. We don’t want to come across as mean, opinionated, or stubborn.  Sometimes we are not even sure we have the authority or are right. And so, we get comfortable avoiding conflict. We convince ourselves that living with the status quo is easier or […]

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“Tricks of the trade” for being an effective leader in 2020 are coming at us fast and furious. The past six months have demanded that effective leaders become curious, stay calm and flexible. As a leader you are likely dealing with intense fluctuations in information, business models, people, technology and data – not to mention […]

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