Author Archives - Aveus

John Dunlap Interview

When you meet John Dunlap, director at the San Diego Zoo, it is clear he is a very organized thinker and action-oriented guy. Zoo staff members say that on any given day you can find John out front at the Zoo, meeting people, engaging with visitors and demonstrating the experience he works so hard to…

Beth Sparboe Schnell Interview

Sparboe Farms: Bob Sparboe started the Sparboe Chick Company after returning from service in the Korean War, distributing day-old chicks to farmers in Central Minnesota. Today, after more than 55 years in the business, Sparboe Farms is the fifth largest egg producer in the country serving retail, wholesale, and food service customers in 26 states.

The 3 Elements of Trust

“Do you trust me?” This can be an emotionally charged question, yet it can be a tremendously constructive one, too. In our work we have found that getting clarity on the reasons why you do (or don’t) trust someone is just as important as the answer itself.

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10 Reasons Organizational Change Fails… or Succeeds

Linda, Chris and I have just returned from an always-full, dynamic annual summit for the Women Business Leaders of the US Health Care Industry Foundation — or WBL, as its associates love to call it. In a session called “Leading Change that’s Worth It,” we had the privilege of facilitating this amazing group of executives…