The biggest gift of today was that I met strangers again.

I met strangers on the train from Baltimore to New York. I met strangers because I made mistakes. First, I got on the wrong train and met a woman who was kind. Then, I got on the right train…

For the last two years, something remarkable has been happening in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

Across the country, many businesses are struggling to hire the talent that will drive their organizations forward, especially IT talent. Central…

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Pennsylvania is faced with a watershed moment that will determine the economic competitiveness of the Commonwealth for decades to come. As our workforce ages and shrinks, our infrastructure ages, and our economy evolves, the way that Pennsylvania incites investment in innovation, entrepreneurship, and workforce development will…

A few things to think about when you’re procuring design, innovation, or custom software work.

andculture excels in ambiguity. If you know you need to solve a complicated problem, and know the solution involves the interaction of humans and technology, but you can’t find an off-the-shelf solution, you might need a custom solution purpose-built to solve your problem.

andculture’s partners (that’s what we call our…

Authentic relationship building is grounded on an open-minded inquiry into who someone else is, what makes them tick.

If I had a super power, I’d want to it to be the ability to ask the best question for a given moment. Thoughtful questions are generative and they open up space in a conversation and a relationship to go deeper. To ask great questions, you first have to be…

How do we establish authentic connection?

What social dynamics allow us to establish trust?

As humans we are masterful at reading the signals sent by others. We quickly establish an impression and decide whether we like or trust the person in front of us. There are lots of guides to nonverbal communication and to how to ‘win friends…

How do we establish trust and emotional security through video conferencing? An introduction to a series of explorations.

Some comments from my facebook feed about connection via video.

I’ve been a student of the psychology of relationship building for a long time. As someone in business development who loves to network (read my thoughts about networking here), the way that…

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