A Fresh Perspective

Human Capital in the Age of Amazement: Reflections on Ted2018

When Muriel Rukeyser, American poet and political activist, wrote that “…the universe is made of stories, not of atoms,” she touched upon a particularly salient point in the enduring tension between humanity and science, and, perhaps even more pertinent, between … Continue reading

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

Maya and I are delighted to share our first published article in Harvard Business Review, “Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking.” There is great food for thought here for all of us about how to think ahead – and think … Continue reading

Look for the Offers

The Guest Blog Post is brought to you by Lisa Kay Solomon, Managing Director for Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University.  Singularity University is a global community of leaders, innovators and change makers who are using exponential technologies to … Continue reading

Listen Up: The Easiest Way to Change Everything

We’ve heard a lot about listening during this presidential campaign season. Candidates like Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ted Cruz went on official “listening tours,” while others held intimate “town hall” meetings between rowdy campaign rallies. The candidates … Continue reading

The Power of Pause

We’re in it now. The fast and furious push before summer. Five day work weeks. Projects in full swing. Spring cleaning at home. The kids in final exams. We are buckled down, on our to-do lists, getting things done, going … Continue reading

Your Facilitation Playbook

Predictions suggest 115 million viewers will tune in for this month’s Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League. But even when the stands are empty, championships are made at battering practices punctuated by sweat-soaked pads and … Continue reading

What if Peyton Manning Ran Your Next Meeting?

We don’t hold meetings on a football field, but great quarterbacks do. Five-time league MVP Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos can teach us a lot about facilitation. He dedicates extraordinary preparation to his sport, but will shift his team … Continue reading

Give. Better. Feedback.

  Want to be a better boss, teacher, or overall human being? Learn how to give constructive feedback. Getting this skill right can be the difference between success and failure in your business and personal relationships.
If it were easy, there … Continue reading

The Power of Narrative: A Fresh Perspective on Driving Results

Storytelling is the oldest form of entertainment. Good stories tap in to our deep-seated need to make sense of the world. In today’s information age — with its relentless focus on data and ROI — it’s easy to lose sight … Continue reading

The Real Winners of the Oscars (and what it tells us about innovation)

GUEST POST written by Lisa Kay Solomon an amazing innovation strategist and frequent partner with The Ringel Group. No doubt you have completed at least one Oscar ballot in anticipation of this Sunday’s 2015 Oscar telecast, the grand dame of … Continue reading

Hidden Requests: A Fresh Perspective on Complaints

From griping coworkers to whining children, it seems like everybody has something to moan about. What is behind all of these complaints? How do we transform this negative energy into something productive? These questions come up frequently with my clients. … Continue reading

The Gift of Asking – A Fresh Perspective on Fundraising

For many of us, the prospect of asking for money of a donor conjures painful fears of rejection and disparagement. We think little of ignoring the dinnertime phone solicitation but dread being the one to make the ask. Recognizing this … Continue reading

Pull Yourself Back from the Brink of Your Caffeine-Driven, Smart Phone-Addicted Life

GUEST POST written by my friend, colleague and an amazing executive coach, Scott Eblin,  President of The Eblin Group.  On a summer Sunday night four years ago, I found myself standing in front of a roomful of about 80 corporate … Continue reading

The Power of Questions: Creating Enduring Solutions by Asking Better Questions

We live in a fast paced world, demanding of answers. Leaders are expected to be decisive, articulate and bold – but leadership is not about knowing all the answers. It’s about asking great questions that inspire, motivate and empower others. … Continue reading

Welcome to A Fresh Perspective

I am very excited to initiate this opportunity to connect with you outside of our professional settings. This forum is not intended to be another technical how-to blog. It is meant to be a vehicle for reflection. We often feel … Continue reading

"Patterns if left unquestioned become our prisons."
- Dewitt Jones