Three Ways to Heighten Staff Engagement

By Verdeen Bueckert Your job would be so much easier if you just had a great team. Or maybe like most leaders, you feel your team is OK, but… you wish they were more engaged. Well, here are three ways to heighten staff engagement. Let’s start with a really smart...

Why it’s good to feel a bit disoriented at midlife

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt At CREST we’ve been working with midlife leaders for ten years. Studying midlife … teaching … dialoguing … coaching … experiencing the journey ourselves. Paying fierce attention to midlife matters has helped us develop clarity around this issue. ...

Strange things happen at midlife

By Dr. Dan Reinhardt A strange thing happened to me after years of good work. I began to feel … well … unsettled. And yet I had been doing the same thing for almost two decades. You’d think I would be settled by now. Everything was going well; it’s not that I was...

Answer-shaped Holes

Forty seven may be a very important answer, but an answer without a question is irrelevant. A good question is a teachable moment. A question is an answer-shaped hole, waiting to be filled. Questions initiate and sustain conversations. Jesus stirred up many questions....

Unfair or Uneven?

By Verdeen Bueckert It’s not the child with the biggest cookie or the most chocolate chips that complains, “It’s not fair!” We’re born with a default expectation that life should be fair – but not because we want life to be even for everyone. We just never want...