General Business

  • Energy for Leadership

    Posted September 10, 2021 by mdoerr
    Paying attention to my energy and responding appropriately helps me bring my gifts to others with grace and humility.
  • Inclusion starts with "I"

    Posted March 6, 2021 by mdoerr
    I have been working on The Power of Inclusion; a series of workshops with a partial base from the book Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams. This is a reflection of my "I" work.
  • Team Wellness in Times of Uncertainty: Part 2

    Posted November 9, 2020 by mdoerr
    Part 2 of my Team Wellness series focuses on the antidotes to burnout and COVID overwhelm.
  • Team Wellness in Times of Uncertainty: Part 1

    Posted November 2, 2020 by mdoerr
    Use this first of two posts as a way to talk to your team about wellness and how you want to be with each other during these times of change and challenge.
  • Gemeinschaftsgefühl: Building Community in the Workplace

    Posted November 15, 2019 by mdoerr
    The building of community around purpose in the workplace is a difficult and rare feat but is possible.
  • Successful workplaces want you to give a f***

    Posted December 18, 2018 by mdoerr
    Emotions affect how humans operate and inspire every action. Using specific examples, this post will unpack why withholding emotions could be holding progress back.
  • Closing a Meeting with Energy and Commitment

    Posted July 31, 2018 by mdoerr
    When leaders aren't closing a meeting by reviewing accomplishments, addressing feelings and committing to next actions, meetings don't succeed.
  • Leading Meetings: A Plan for Success

    Posted July 3, 2018 by mdoerr

    Please, not another meeting! Photo by Bernard Hermant on Unsplash

    “Wasted time”, “Redundant”, “Nothing is accomplished” and “No clear purpose;” these phrases appeared on sticky notes after I’d asked participants to post a meeting complaint. The question was asked as a part of a facilitation training I conducted…

  • Customers: Knowing is Growing

    Posted May 25, 2018 by mdoerr

    Not knowing customers is messy business. Photo by Phad Pichetbovornkul on Unsplash

    You may be thinking; “Of course you know your customers or you wouldn’t be in business.” Now, if your business is consistently growing, you could be right. If growth isn’t happening, let me share some advice.…

  • Stress and Success: A Conflict Primer

    Posted April 13, 2018 by mdoerr
    Prior to acting on a conflict, understand the basics of conflict and stress. Here are three pre-requisites to approaching conflict and why good facilitation of conflict matters.