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Breathing and Intelligent Awareness

Posted on February 23, 2016 by: Lisa Koss

“Breath is the vehicle of consciousness and so, by its slow measured observation and distribution, we learn to tug our attention away from external desires toward a judicious, intelligent awareness.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar  

Career Framework Completed for Kaiser Permanente

Posted on February 02, 2015 by: Lisa Koss

Our latest project helps a health care giant transform the way it drives business.  Working with the Information Technology Architecture at Kaiser Permanente, we were proud to implement a new “people infrastructure” which sets a new business standard for employees that aligns to the future vision, and supports employees to reach transparent performance standards and grow … Read More.

How Do You Show “Politeness”?

Posted on November 12, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

Here in northern Germany today, we asked our client group what constituted “good service” at a restaurant.  (The idea was to begin exploring the idea of how to conceive of a competency.)  Among the answers one person responded “Being polite.”  “What does that mean?”, I ask, knowing that politeness is culturally specific.  The answer I … Read More.

Communication and Influence Program for EMEIA Leadership Team

Posted on October 13, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

We were pleased to design a customized program for the President of Xylem EMEIA and his leadership team this month, held in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. From Mr. Dhawan following the session: “With some consultants there is diminishing return-on-investment over time.  This is definitely not my experience working with you. Thank you for designing and implementing great sessions with … Read More.

Developing The Critical Skill that Global Organizations Seek

Posted on August 01, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

People are rewarded in organizations for sorting out complicated problems.  Think of engineers who design a product to strict customer requirements, doctors who re-attach ligaments, or IT professionals who create new platforms for digital products.  They have a high level expertise, scrupulous attention to detail and the ability to analyze large amounts of data. There’s … Read More.

The World Map of Useless Stereotypes

Posted on July 30, 2014 by: Lisa Koss

I pulled this entertaining Stereotypes Map from some old files.. New York Times Magazine July 10, 2011 by Christoph Niemann.  Still entertaining!  

When Ideas Are Coming Too Fast

Posted on June 03, 2009 by: Lisa Koss

With all the stuff going on lately (note last blog date!) you’d think I’d have an unlimited number of topics to blog about. Well, I do. But what happens when so much is going on, that there isn’t time to analyze, categorize, contextualize, theorize or articulate all those experiences? That’s when you get an outdated … Read More.

Koss quoted on MSNBC article: Throwing Shoes and Blowing Noses

Posted on December 29, 2008 by: Lisa Koss

Check out this article by Harriet Baskas posted on msnbc regarding throwing shoes at the President and other taboos around the world, including one of mine!  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28339497/

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A new blog from Koss…

Posted on August 04, 2008 by: Lisa Koss

I have even surprised myself…A blog? So I know just enough about blogs to be dangerous, so please be gentle with me. A blog seemed like a great new medium for my ideas, which replaces the e-newsletter I've been sending for the last 5 years. The e-newsletter, Quick E-Tips, is now archived on the site. … Read More.

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