Author Archives: Jennifer Colosimo

I’ll be talking about DaVita’s focus on Creating a Culture of Community through our Trilogy of Care:  caring for our patients, our teammates, and our world.  Register for the conference taking place January 9-10 in Denver, CO here:  Employee Engagement … Continue reading

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“When you are the new leader of a team, how do you get your team to buy-in to your strategy?” (subtext:  I’ve tried demanding buy-in, and it doesn’t work) “How do you have difficult performance conversations with people having challenges in their personal life?” … Continue reading

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“With the pace of our work and our lives increasing at lightning speed, we are not only losing our effectiveness, but ourselves.” Is the quote above from a meditating monk?  A stereotypical senior citizen longing for a simpler time?  No.  … Continue reading

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Work can be a great source of fulfillment and contribution.  Or it can be a source of continual irritation, frustration, and the bane of your existence.  And if we could attribute causation for which it will be, only a tiny sliver … Continue reading

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“There is no use trying,” said Alice; “one can’t believe impossible things.”  “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.  “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why, sometimes … Continue reading

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In a recent article in The Atlantic, Anne-Marie Slaughter describes her own experience of stepping down from a high-level State Department position to teach at Princeton and spend more time with her children. In the process, she came to an … Continue reading

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Don’t kid yourself – work retreats are not really “retreats.”  They are work events.  A work event that permits your boss and your boss’s boss to assess if you are emotionally intelligent enough to mingle, not get drunk, to wear … Continue reading

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Despite all advice that says you should avoid topics like children and finances and “have fun with each other,” when you’re out with your husband, you spend most of the time talking about: Which elementary/middle/high school would provide the best … Continue reading

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Be a Solution, Not a Problem There will never be a lack of problems to solve or challenges to address at work.  True contributors acknowledge the problem and invest most of their energy on what they can do to influence … Continue reading

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My recipe for building a team:  Have a vision of what you’re trying to achieve, broken down into measureable goals that teammates understand how their actions impact the achievement of that goal and, eventually, the vision. Treat teammates with respect.  … Continue reading

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