Category Archives: Team

Seek for team harmony, not team unity

Seek for team harmony, not team unity - Karen Reyburn
` I was once asked to help teach a group of young people about singing in harmony. I wasn’t sure I was the best person to do this. Although I grew up singing at home and in church, and in small groups or choirs, it was all self taught - or rather, learned from listening

What will you LEARN? What SYSTEM needs to change?

KLR notes learn system 22-05-21

When you fail. When something goes wrong. When the conversation was difficult, or the client left, or got angry at you. When the applicant or team member didn’t work out. When you screwed up, when it broke, when you missed the deadline. When someone complains, or is upset, or doesn’t understand. There are two questions

Choose to give thanks. Always

KLR notes give thanks 28-11-20

This week is the American holiday of Thanksgiving. As a dual British-American citizen, it’s still a holiday I celebrate here in Scotland, and it really is one of my favourite holidays of all. Because the premise is: things are (or have been) very hard, so you gather together with family, eat good food and lots of it, and you give thanks for it all. For the food, the family and friends and tribe, and all the good things you’ve received or experienced even through the hard times.

Long way only (no shortcuts)

long way no shortcuts

I’ve been having various levels of back pain for the past seven weeks.  (Just in case you don’t read the full note: don’t worry. I’ve seen a doctor, several physios, and am doing the work, and it is getting better. It’s just slow. That’s sort of the point of the note.)  When it first started,

Choosing personal pillars and values (and how this helps a team)

KLR pillars whisky walking coffee faith potter

Not long after I set up PF, I identified what I saw as the core foundational “pillars” of the company. Things I personally stood for and what I wanted the agency to stand for, too. Those are creativity, integrity, generosity, and rest. (For a while there was one called “service”, but I decided that was less of

Who do you want to be when this is over?

KLR notes #coronavirus

Okay so, the world has gone a bit mad. I had some fears too, and they’ve gone up and down a bit as shown by this handy graph.  Here’s the things I’ve been telling myself, my team, and pretty much anyone I ended up talking to this week about the coronavirus (so, everyone). On levels