Author Archives: Jennifer Colosimo

“…Workplace dynamics are no less complicated or unexpectedly intense than family relations, with only the added difficulty that whereas families are at least well-recognized and sanctioned loci for hysteria reminiscent of scenes from Medea, office life typically proceeds behind a … Continue reading

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I talked with a former colleague and friend last week about someone at her new workplace who sends passive-aggressive e-mails (slightly snarky, but written so the person could deny that snark was intended).  The conversation began around whether to have a conversation … Continue reading

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As I remember from my early career, computer code is very explicit step-by-step instructions for how you want a computer to respond to a set of commands.  A lot of “if, then” statements and if you place the commas and … Continue reading

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I’m going to let you in on a secret:  Often, the happier I am, the more discontent and outright bored I become.  And I’m not alone.  According to a Stanford research project, it is because happiness and finding meaning in life don’t … Continue reading

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While I’m an engaged reader of leadership books, expert blogs, and HBR, sometimes great leadership lessons come from unlikely sources–in this case, The LEGO movie.  According to the movie website summary, www.thelegomovie.com, this 3D animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly … Continue reading

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Anyone out there have teenagers, too many e-mails, health problems, a broken/leaky something in the house, aging parents, stressful work, or a lawn that was attacked by spider ants?  And if you had spider ants did you know that if … Continue reading

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See my article for the Forte Foundation–they inspire women business leaders: Jennifer Colosimo – DaVita: Seeking Wisdom vs. Seeking Promotion Jennifer Colosimo has the enviable and somewhat daunting title Vice President of Wisdom at DaVita Healthcare Partners. “It’s extremely difficult … Continue reading

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Direct quotes from my last 360 degree (multi-rater) feedback summary: “She is a strong, direct communicator and listens well.  Her decisions are well-thought out, she collects information from a wide variety of sources and is democratic.” “She is too sharp in her … Continue reading

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From a partnership between Girl Scouts of the USA and LeanIn.org: “When it comes to girls and ambition, the pattern is clear: girls are discouraged from leading. When a little boy asserts himself, he is called a “leader.” Yet when … Continue reading

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Good works lead to good work. In T&D: http://www.astd.org/Publications/Magazines/TD/TD-Archive/2013/12/Lending-a-Hand The following story was told by Bill John, president of Odyssey Teams, and Jennifer Colosimo, vice president of DaVita HealthCare Partners. Client DaVita HealthCare Partners Opportunity DaVita Healthcare, one of the … Continue reading

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