Sensemaker

“You’re reading that quote from Larry Fink saying there’s never been more fear, what we need now is hope. As a business leader you may think, yeah, I’ll go in with more hope – that’s better than despair. More hope means better outcomes. But the truth is, hope alone doesn’t give an accurate picture of...
In the latest episode of The Clarifier, host Angie D’Sa interviews Christina Sass, founding partner of Dive In Labs and co-founder of Andela. Tune in to learn: [Full Transcript]  Angie D´Sa  00:05 Welcome to The Clarifier. In this episode, I interview Christina Sass. Christina was co-founder and president of Andela, a pioneering marketplace connecting international...
Should I be authentic at work or not? Should I bring my “whole self” or not? I recently read an article that was challenging the advice to be yourself at work. The author was making a full-throated defense of playing a role at work to get ahead. I don’t think the world needs more fear...
I have worked in and for organizations that prioritize culture. They talk about it ceaselessly, spend millions codifying it, make it a priority in hiring and firing, and make consistently bold pronouncements about how culture eats strategy for breakfast. Culture is queen. I agree with them. They do this because they understand that culture is...
This week, I am reflecting on the funny paths we take to look like we knew it all along.  I met a wonderful person this past week. We told our stories to each other. That happens many times a week: introductions, and then the canned narratives about our respective genius. But this time was different....
In this episode of The Clarifier, join host Angie D’Sa as she speaks to CEO coach Trevor Hunter about how to set effective goals. Tune in to learn how most of us are setting goals that we think we can achieve and why what actually serves us is setting goals from which we can learn....
Angie D’Sa 00:06 Welcome to The Clarifier. This week’s episode is the management episode. It’s not for those of you who love management; it’s for those of you who dread it. If you are finding that more and more of your job is about getting the best out of others, instead of just doing the...
Angie D’Sa: 00:06 Welcome to The Clarifier. In today’s episode, we talk about letting go. We zoom in on the experience of founders and CEOs building out their executive teams. We talk about why this experience can feel challenging, even threatening. Jeff Hunter: 00:23 We get caught in these perpetual waste cycles instead of perpetual...
“My co-founder and I used to be on the same page. Now we can’t seem to find common ground.” Co-founders are the foundations of organizations, and yet their relationships can deteriorate or become fraught over time. These aren’t just business partnerships; they are complex personal relationships taking place in the fishbowl of a professional context,...
“How do I know how much work my employees are doing?”  “Why doesn’t my manager care about my needs?” Many organizations find themselves in conversations about returning to the office that are fraught or contentious. Some have already implemented a model following the disruptive period of the pandemic and are now dealing with the consequences...