Here in Minnesota the trees are always the first messengers to alert us to a new season. As we finish up another beautiful summer,  I’m hoping you were able to relax and regenerate a bit during August. In case you missed them, here are my writings from the past month. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

cooperationCooperation and Resilience – August 7, 2019

We used the theme of tree roots overlapping to protect their neighbors as an example of how reciprocal relationships can create mutually beneficial relationships. Learn more about how cooperation and diversity can strengthen our organizations here.


Learning About Balance from Bees – August 16, 2019

Bees operate in an environment that balances regeneration and productivity. Regenerative organizations like beehives are defined by a level of increased vitality and resilience. Here’s a link to find out more about how bees can make us better workers.


What Nature Teaches Us About Perfect Imperfection – August 14, 2019

We’d be wise to learn more about how nature is comprised of adaptive, open systems. Our often “closed” systems reward perfection which can be not only unattainable, but damaging to long-term success. Learn more about my own struggles with perfection as a leader on my Business2Community blog here. 

Leadership as a Relay Race – August 23, 2019

Focusing leadership teams on the long view is critical for the longevity of the organization. This means collaboration between not only the current leaders, but with future leaders in mind as well. Find out why executive leadership is a relay race, not a sprint in my last blog of the summer.