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Having just watched the first Presidential debate, I am reminded of how important debate and . . .

Foresight 2021

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We’re not even half-way through 2020, and yet it feels like the longest year ever, and with no . . .

WAKE-UP

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I slept an hour later today.  And felt a familiar anxiety as I awoke.  When suddenly a 4-letter . . .

Managing the New Normal:
Working from Home Amid COVID 19

Covid19 working from home

Be careful what you wish for.  Many have long wanted more flexibility or work-life balance.  To . . .

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The Real Debate

Having just watched the first Presidential debate, I am reminded of how important debate and . . .

Foresight 2021

We’re not even half-way through 2020, and yet it feels like the longest year ever, and with no . . .

WAKE-UP

I slept an hour later today.  And felt a familiar anxiety as I awoke.  When suddenly a 4-letter . . .

Managing the New Normal:
Working from Home Amid COVID 19

Be careful what you wish for.  Many have long wanted more flexibility or work-life balance.  To . . .

Employer’s Guide to Covid-19:
Top 5 Strategies for Keeping Your Team, and Business, Successful

Business owners and leaders, there is no doubt that these are challenging times. COVID-19 has . . .

What to Do, When There’s Nothing You Can Do

We’re all in a state of shock, or maybe it’s confusion or concern. For some, possibly . . .

How To Give Impactful Feedback That Fosters Change

Delivering feedback isn’t just a challenge managers and supervisors face, but anyone who . . .

Communication: How Much Information Is Really Enough?

We all know solid communication is one of the most important aspects of flourishing relationships . . .

6 Steps to Earning Employees’ Trust

I am often asked how I get people to tell me things that they won’t share with their manager, . . .

Look Busy

These days, there’s an ever-present pressure to be continually responsive and available. After . . .

Managing Mismatched Expectations

Communicating effectively at work is a universal goal of companies everywhere. To be the most . . .

Unraveling the Mystery of Miscommunication

Communication always comes with a level of messiness and ambiguity. Even with the best of . . .

Legacy Leaders – The Road to Real Impact

Legacy leaders, those longstanding employees at organizations who have worked their way through . . .

Politics at Work: The Art of Remaining Civil During Election Season

Office politics may be something we all talk about, but in an election year, the expression takes . . .

Busy Work Doesn’t Mean Better Work

Our culture has an addiction to busyness. We wear it like a badge of honor to be able to tell . . .

Forgiveness and Focus: Hidden Keys to Problem-Solving

When problems arise, how does your organization respond? What is the focal point? Imagine: A . . .

How to Avoid Your Very Own Mutiny

Too often, leaders ignore conflicts and hope they will miraculously go away. Others, by contrast, . . .

Learning to Smooth the Rough Seas of Organizational Conflict

It may be difficult to face, but conflict exists in every organization. We’d like to think that . . .

Come on, Give Me Your Best Defense

Did last month’s post on performance appraisals relieve all your uneasiness about the performance . . .

A Time to Celebrate – Performance Appraisals?

This time of year, people’s attention turns toward celebrating. The Thanksgiving holiday recently . . .

Understanding the Coaching Experience

Whether you want to shore up weaknesses, build on strengths, or simply master new skills, growth is . . .

It’s Time to Up Your Game

(Yes, we are ready to play ball!) The end of summer is here and with it, Baseball. Dramatic, . . .

Creating Dynamic Teams – Starts with Leadership

Why is developing a high-performing and effective team seem like an impossible wish?  You’ve . . .

Stop Checking Your Email

Years back I mentioned to a colleague my desire to have a day of work – when . . .

Leadership Development 101: 6 Traits All Leaders Need to Develop

Leadership Development 101: 6 Traits All Leaders Need to Develop Companies . . .

Foresight 2021

We’re not even half-way through 2020, and yet it feels like the longest year ever, and with no . . .

Seek And You Shall Find: Three Tips For Setting Negative Interactions Straight

You often find what you seek. In my years of helping teams resolve conflicts and build better . . .

How Company Complaints Can Guide Your Organization’s Growth

Maybe it’s human nature to complain. Don’t we all have moments when we gripe or openly voice . . .

Handling Inappropriate Questions

Did You Really Just Ask That? Shock. Horror. Disbelief. These are the reactions we have when asked . . .

Forgiveness and Focus: Hidden Keys to Problem-Solving

When problems arise, how does your organization respond? What is the focal point? Imagine: A . . .

Why Conflict Maturity Is Essential for Your Business

Imagine you’re attending your child’s sporting event and see something very strange. Players on . . .

The Big Set-Up

What is your organization concerned about?  Retention?  Culture?  Engagement?  These energized . . .

Stop Missing the Signs!

You’ve experienced it before.  The tell-tale end of the road that marks the need for HR . . .

Conflict Management & Resolution In Your Organization: Is It Time To Turn To The Experts?

If you’re feeling helpless as the result of ongoing conflict within your business or . . .

Communicate to the End Zone

If you’re reading this, you’ve likely spent anywhere from months to years developing and . . .

Removing the Mask – What’s the Real Culture of Your Organization?

Google the words “company culture” and you’ll find nearly 3.5 billion results.  Yet ask a . . .

How To Give Impactful Feedback That Fosters Change

Delivering feedback isn’t just a challenge managers and supervisors face, but anyone who . . .

Summer’s Coming – Tips for Keeping Your Employees Engaged

Reposting a Favorite: With Memorial Day behind us, it’s unofficially summer, even if the calendar . . .

Lessons on Corporate Conflict Management
from My 6-year-old

As I was driving my daughter home from school one day, we discussed her most-recent, . . .

Gender Equality in the Workplace is More Than a “Women’s Issue”

Many of us carry around biases that we don’t even realize oftentimes. They’re ingrained in us . . .

Innovation, Teambuilding, and… Fire Drills?

Fire drills can be a major annoyance. They force people to leave the building, they interrupt work . . .

Forgiveness and Focus: Hidden Keys to Problem-Solving

When problems arise, how does your organization respond? What is the focal point? Imagine: A . . .

Got Conflict? Find the Speed to Success

A problem crops up between a small team within your organization. One person wants to jump on it . . .

Full Speed Ahead! – Developing a Dynamic Team

The team you’ve built features the most talented individuals you could find. But that . . .

Get in the Right Kind of “Growth” Mode

From birth to death we are all on a quest to grow, to succeed, to be better.  Initially it’s . . .

Next Level Teamwork: 5 Secrets of Successful Teams

Whether your organization has within it teams of two, or teams of twenty, their ability to work . . .

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