Posts by Alexandra Wieland

August 13, 2020 Alexandra Wieland

How to Be Selfish With Your Time, Without Being a Jerk

I once read this line that really stuck with me: "You can live your life by disruption or by intention." Another way to perceive that is that you can either choose to be distracted or you can honor your time and own every moment.

May 31, 2017 Alexandra Wieland

Want to Be a Better Leader? All You Have to Do is GIVE UP.

Fill in the blank: "The world needs more of __________." What do you think it needs? In my opinion, it's positive, successful leadership. And I'm not talking about the kind of leadership that requires the title or the salary. ...

November 16, 2016 Alexandra Wieland

How SHIFT Untangles Your Gold Necklaces on Date Night

"I’m going crazy!" "What is making me crazy?!" "Why is everyone crazy?!" "Who can I blame for driving me crazy?" "What can I point to for causing all the craziness?" "PLEASE – STOP – DRIVING ME CRAZZZZZZZZZZZZZY!!!" Our world...

August 9, 2016 Alexandra Wieland

Do You Dare to Ask Precise Questions? This May Surprise You.

What do you mean by that? At some point we all have a need to clarify – how someone describes their experience, the expression on someone’s face, or a suggestion that is made. Regardless of the circumstance, we strive for deeper...

May 5, 2016 Alexandra Wieland

Why Ignoring the Whole "Culture Thing" Will Now Officially Eat Your Company Alive (In a Bad Way)

We are creatures of habit and we are infamous for perpetuating bad habits. Imagine how these common bad habits, when repeated; permeate the culture of our workplaces. Now think of the impact good habits can make. What is...

May 5, 2016 Alexandra Wieland

10 Most "Tried-and-True" Ways to Grow a Thriving Workplace Culture

Culture has a heartbeat – after all we are the ones who create it. And so often, we fall into one of two buckets – culture champions who beautifully live up to our charge of maintaining a thriving ecosystem, or culture clashers...

May 5, 2016 Alexandra Wieland

Why If You’re Not Making an Impact, We Don’t Want to Be Friends Anymore

Oops, my eyes haven’t quite adjusted from the chair massage I just had. It’s Friday at 1:00pm and that’s right, my employer sponsored the opportunity for me to enjoy 15 minutes of relaxation in the middle of my workday. The...

May 5, 2016 Alexandra Wieland

What to Bravely Do Next When Organizational Change Seems Impossible

Have you ever called someone and your intent was to help but clearly they weren’t looking for it? The call is your check-in and it starts out like, “Hey. How are you? What’s new? Last time we talked you were going through some...

May 5, 2016 Alexandra Wieland

How to Make the Most Successful [Tactical] Decisions About Inputs

  Not too long ago, I was sitting in a strategy meeting with a client whose CEO is a big picture kind of thinker. He has to be in a position like his. In order for him to move the business forward he has to think with the end in...