Workplace Culture

Decision Risk…Proceed ‘Til Apprehended (Curt Swenson & Wendy Samson, FSI Executive Coaches)

What does it mean to be cautiously fearless?  How are the leadership traits of risk-taking and good judgment inextricably linked in successful organizations?

FutureSYNC International provides leadership seminars that give leaders time and space to explore these questions and to shape their decision-making matrices.  Consider the following questions as decision-making prompts that allow for the […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Decision Risk…Proceed ‘Til Apprehended (Curt Swenson & Wendy Samson, FSI Executive Coaches)

Forgiveness at the Workplace, Does it Really Matter? (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

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When I am able to talk with and watch a leader over a period of time, I can predict two things about this individual: Their collaboration effectiveness and their leadership lid (the level at which their effectiveness ends).  At FutureSYNC, we can actually predict the amount of self inflicted pain an organization may be putting on […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Forgiveness at the Workplace, Does it Really Matter? (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

Combating the Bully with the TRUTH (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Bullies are still a real factor in the workplace and FutureSYNC International’s consultants are uniquely qualified to verify that bullies continue to operate in the organizational and corporate world.  We coach staff members, managers and executives about this topic regularly!  So how do you professionally and effectively combat a bully?  You do it by […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Combating the Bully with the TRUTH (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Leadership Backbone: The Rudder That Steers The Ship (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

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Have you ever been around a leader or an organization that seems to have it all together? Have you recognized that they don’t get pushed off course easily? These types of leaders seem to know when to slow down, when to speed up, what to address and in what order to […]

By |October 16th, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Leadership Backbone: The Rudder That Steers The Ship (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

The Balancing Act of Influence (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Have you ever actually de-constructed the elements that it takes to influence others?  Some believe you must be dynamic, attractive, a great communicator – and certainly, all of these qualities can play a part!  But what elements actually align others to you and to your mission, beyond your title and into the difficult?

At FutureSYNC […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on The Balancing Act of Influence (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Do People Follow YOU or Your Title? (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

So many times we buy into the wrong thing.  Many times we believe that we are a leader because of the way people treat us, what they do for us, and because of the position we hold.  We buy into believing we deserve what we are getting or how we are treated.

Most of the […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Do People Follow YOU or Your Title? (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

Hey, Listen! Get Curious! (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)

It’s been said that what many of us really need, is a good listening to!   That statement says a lot, but it begs the question:  What does it mean to really listen?  What does it mean to really be heard?  And more importantly, how does feel to be listened to?  Have you ever […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Hey, Listen! Get Curious! (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)

Emotional Intelligence 101: It’s Not About You! (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Wendy Samson – FutureSYNC’s architect, often uses her audience’s shoulders to make a point. That point is the need for professionals to take their eyes off of themselves and realize that it’s not about you!  In fact, the more quickly an employee can move from the “me mentality” to the “we mentality”, the more […]

By |September 11th, 2015|Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Emotional Intelligence 101: It’s Not About You! (Wendy Samson and Curt Swenson, 2015)

Job Rejection Recovery (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

No matter how it is delivered it hurts.  Everyone at some point of their lives has heard, “You are like a brother to me”, “It’s not you, it’s me”, “I’m sorry you aren’t a fit for this job”, or “We will be hiring someone else”.  Rejection is one of the painful parts of growing […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Job Rejection Recovery (FutureSYNC Consultants, 2015)

Can Embarrassment Create Resilience? (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)

OK, level with me.  What’s the most embarrassing leadership moment from your career?  No, really.  I want to know.  Go ahead and add it in the comments below.  While it’s fun to hear other’s stories, there is a sound reason for this exercise.  And yes, I’ll share mine too!

As I recently wrote about in […]

By |August 28th, 2015|Leadership, Workplace Culture|Comments Off on Can Embarrassment Create Resilience? (Curt Swenson and Wendy Samson, 2015)