Inflection Points

  • Get Out of Your Own Backyard—and Into Liminal Space

    September 3rd, 2021

    by: Amy Simmons Everything appears starker on the Boulder Mail Trail, a trek through Utah’s ancient ruins, hidden gorges, canyon narrows, arches, and bridges. On the trail, which tracks the path mail and telegraph carriers took between the towns of Boulder and Escalante in the 1900s, the flowers are more vivid—colors so saturated it looks […]

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  • Can You Trust Your Team with Your Weakness?

    August 10th, 2021

    by: Rick Simmons Successfully leading a team through choppy waters requires both confidence and humility. To make it to the other side of a significant challenge, you must demonstrate and own your strength; recognize your shortcomings or lack of knowledge and experience; and call on others for help. After all, transcendence necessitates an acknowledgment that […]

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  • Tapping Into the Tuckman Model to Understand Team Dynamics

    July 29th, 2021

    by: Amy Simmons When leading a team for the first time—whether as a new leader yourself or while adapting to an environment—you probably encountered the challenge of getting your team on the same page, or even building one from scratch. Understanding the typical stages teams go through when forming or readjusting after a change in […]

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  • Create a Beginner’s Mindset

    July 9th, 2021

    by: Rick Simmons As we settle into spring, it’s only natural to focus on renewal, resilience, and fresh starts. After all, seasonal shifts tend to be reflected in our bodies and minds as well. That makes it a particularly effective time to engage with an important technique for navigating new information: creating a beginner’s mindset. […]

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  • The Value of Vulnerability

    July 2nd, 2021

    by: Amy Simmons What do you do when you’re faced with a challenge? Many of us put our heads down and simply push through on our own. But in doing so we often overlook a factor key to successfully moving through our struggles: vulnerability. You have to be vulnerable not only to ask for help, […]

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