Wisdom Made Simple

Kayla Graney, Joins Emergent Success Team 

Emergent Success is pleased to announce the addition of Kayla Graney, M. Communication Studies, to the ES Team. Kayla is a dynamic executive coach with over a decade of experience in helping leaders and their teams create meaning in their own lives and in their… Keep Reading

SOTU- State of the Union

For most leaders, a traditional “elevator speech” is not as practical and/or effective as having a SOTU (State of the Union) at the ready. It is that quick, five to ten minute, communication that addresses what others in the organization most want to know.

Addition AND Subtraction

Living in a predominantly consumer society, there is a dominant cultural story of addition. We are told we need more of almost any product or service. More is better. We are increasingly busy with almost every aspect of our lives, because we keep adding, without ever subtracting.

Buck Presents to New Pastors Program

Laguna Hills, CA – (May 13, 2015) – Kevin Buck, Principal of Emergent Success, presented at the New Pastors Program, a training for new pastors and administrators in parishes for the thirteen Catholic archdioceses and dioceses in the state of CA. The topic was Communication – Gender and Culture.

Kaiser Permanente B3 Summit

Laguna Hills, CA – (March 10-11, 2015) – Kevin Buck, Principal of Emergent Success, co-developed and facilitated the Kaiser Permanente B3 Summit, a national inter-professional summit designed to break the silos, bridge the gaps, and build the future for health care teams and academic partners.

The Truth of Single Knob Control

Attempting dual knob control on a single knob function does not work. I see people trying to do this all the time, and as you may guess, it doesn’t work. I am not talking about home appliances or electronic gadgets of some sort; I am talking about feelings.

Transactional and Transformational

What distinguishes transactional moments from being transformational is what I would call transformational vulnerability. It is the ability to be heart centered in the midst of anything and everything. It is a choice and skill that acknowledges how mindfulness of our interactions can transform us in any moment.

A Pause for EQ

One of the fundamental tenets of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), popularized by Daniel Goleman, is self-awareness. We can never be self-aware if we do not pause.

Where Curiosity is King

I am currently working with a client where we are focused on co-creating training and development from top to bottom. One of the amazing things about this company is whether the focus is executive development or front line workers, the same is true throughout the organization – curiosity gets you noticed.