Kris Taylor

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True confession. I’ve been in the workplace for a very long time. Forty-two years to be exact. In that span, I’ve held a multitude of jobs with multiple employers and started six businesses.

No matter the job, the employer, or the situation, one thing has continued to intrigue me: the…


I’ve spent these last ten days mostly in solitude in what I dub our “little house on the prairie.” My husband was in another state. My kids are grown and out of the house. We are pet-free. Typically, I’d fill this “alone” time with dates with friends. …


Thanks to Frederick Taylor and other business thinkers at the turn of the 20th century, businesses, factories, and workplaces began to be designed as a machine rather than a living, changing ecosystem. Time studies honed the smallest tasks into the least amount of time. Assembly lines made people cogs in…


On my 40th birthday, I proudly ran exactly 3 miles and promptly hung up my running shoes. That is, until fifteen years later when my daughter suggested we do something fun together. I envisioned a girl’s trip. She was thinking marathon. My daughter’s idea won out.

Well not exactly. She…


True confession. I’d not heard the term “sacrifice syndrome” until a few weeks ago. Yet when I did, it put a name to something I’ve seen in leaders across organizations and something I’ve experienced a time or two. …


I did something for the first time in the past three days. Something that I find extraordinarily difficult. Something that I know I should do and yet, never seem to be able to do it.

It wasn’t so much what I did and more about what I didn’t do. I…


There are some of us who are a bit more restless than most. Who are searching for something new and better. Who feel deeply that there is something inside ourselves that we long to bring into this world. …


It happened again yesterday. Someone I hadn’t talked to since before the pandemic connected with me and the first question out of their mouth was the one that makes me bristle: “Are you busy?”

I’m always put off by that question. It triggers questions in my head like:

· What…


“How often does you with operate grace and ease in your work?” was a question that was posed to people in a three-day training class which I facilitated too many times to count. …


I had the good fortune of teaching at a college level in Purdue University’s Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and am often invited back to be a guest speaker. …

Kris Taylor

Driving positive and transformative change though my writing and the three companies I’ve founded.

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