And chances are it will not make the impact you had hoped for.
The darkest day of the darkest week of the year . . .
If you pay close attention, you can feel the pause before light overtakes the dark..
This darkest day reminds us to pause, too.
Soon it will be time to think about the new year and begin to plan, but first, pause and think about absolutely nothing.
I learned these three lessons about the power of authenticity in my first job:
➤ Techniques are helpful if they are applied in a genuine relationship.
➤ Authenticity is more powerful than doing a technique perfectly.
➤ My own being, who I am in total, is my real instrument of change.
- Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadershippresent
Jesse Lyn Stoner is a business consultant, coach, former executive, and bestselling author who has worked closely with leaders for over 20 years, helping them create collaborative, engaged workplaces that make a powerful and positive impact on the world. Her clients range from international corporations to small business, government and non-profits, and include Edelman, Marriott, SAP, Stanley, Skanska, The Hartford, and Yale University, to name a few.
Jesse supports leaders in clarifying their vision, developing collaborative leadership skills and building high performance teams. She has facilitated collaborative change efforts in companies such as Honda, Jackson Hole Ski Resort, Stop and Shop, and TJX (T.J. Maxx and Marshalls), and T. K. Maxx (Europe).
As the Executive Director of Guest House Retreat and Conference Center, Jesse oversaw its opening and was responsible for hiring staff, setting up operations and financial systems, and developing the marketing plan.
Co-author, with Ken Blanchard, of the international bestseller Full Steam Ahead: Unleashthe Power of Vision, which has been translated into 22 languages; the 2nd edition was released in 2011. Jesse is also co-author with Ken Blanchard and the thought-leaders of the Ken Blanchard company of Leading at a HigherLevel. Additionally, she has authored several team and organizational assessments, including the popular "Benchmarks ofTeam Excellence" (published by HRDQ).Jesse holds advanced degrees in psychology and a doctorate in organizational development from the University of Massachusetts.
- University of Massachusetts Amherst1987Doctorate in Organization Development