Author Archives: Kirstin McGuire

11/27 – Finding Common Ground between Business Goals and Human Potential

August-November 2013 / Leadership Coaching Tips

Kirstin McGuire

Steve’s Story of Disengagement

Kirstin McGuire

Kirstin McGuire

“You there?” This is the message that awaits my friend Steve via instant messaging every single morning at exactly 8:00am at the office. It’s from his manager, Olivia, who also happens to be the owner of the company where Steve works as a salesperson. Without fail for eight months now, Steve is greeted with two words that he has learned to despise. Two words that make him feel …

08/15 – Joyful Work: Re-imagining Engagement, Creativity and Performance

August-November 2013 / Feature Articles

Kirstin McGuire
Kirstin McGuire

Kirstin McGuire

The depth and breadth of unrealized human potential currently lying dormant in our Eco is more than a match for any personal, local, societal, global, economical or ecological problem we face. The full actualization of these potentials through constructing a creative and transformative educational and leadership effort is our opportunity. (McCaslin, 2013, p. 7)

Breathing Life Back into Creativity at Work

Despite billions of dollars and countless hours invested in talent development,

Improving Meeting Effectiveness with Exercises to Engage Presence and Creativity

March 2013 / Leadership Coaching Tips

Kirstin McGuire

Kirstin McGuire

Kirstin McGuire

Meeting. Say the word and you are likely to see a lot of eyes rolling and faces cringing. People think, “Ugh! Another unproductive hour of my life that I can never get back.” Like them or not, meetings are a necessity for getting business done, but sadly, the vast majority are a complete waste of time for most of the people in attendance. This article presents two ideas for leaders who are …