Leading Change: Developing Your Change Mindset

Leading Change: Developing Your Change Mindset

Change is constant. Whether it’s a shift in your organization or the need to adapt to the ever-changing world around you, change is inevitable and necessary. Change as an individual, however, can be more challenging and uncomfortable than other types of change. Change leads to growth, but it can also be scary and for many […]

Distance Leading: Staying Connected with Your Team When They’re Working From Home

Distance Leading: Staying Connected with Your Team When They’re Working From Home

\Although telecommuting isn’t new, the Coronavirus has made working from home the only way to stay in business for many organizations. Employees who never thought they’d work from home now find themselves struggling to carve out office space in their homes and juggling getting work done with bored kids who will likely be out of […]

7 Reasons Regular Staff Meetings Are a Must

7 Reasons Regular Staff Meetings Are a Must

Imagine if you worked in an organization where staff members have no idea what other staff members are doing, management has no idea what staff is doing, standard operating procedures aren’t followed, important things often “fall through the cracks,” there’s a lot of redundancy of effort and communication, and any improvements implemented quickly go by […]

A dog’s guide to listening: Improve your listening skills in six easy steps

A dog’s guide to listening: Improve your listening skills in six easy steps

Previously I’ve shared the high cost of poor listening. Although most of the time our poor listening isn’t an issue of life or death, we do all pay a price when we don’t make effective listening a priority. If you read articles on the importance of communication,  listening is usually listed as one of the […]

6 Handshake Rules You Shouldn’t Break

6 Handshake Rules You Shouldn’t Break

Within the mainstream U.S. business culture, the rules for handshakes are pretty straightforward and standard, but people often break them unknowingly. Additionally, before taking these rules overseas or across borders, keep in mind that handshake “rules” vary across cultures. Therefore, do your homework before interacting with those from other places in the world. Your handshake […]

Three Reasons Your Meetings Suck . . . the Life Out of Everyone – Poor Facilitation (Part 2 of 3)

Three Reasons Your Meetings Suck . . . the Life Out of Everyone – Poor Facilitation (Part 2 of 3)

How many times have you sat through meetings where discussions got off track, tempers flared, and the meeting ran longer than scheduled? These are just some of the frustrations meeting participants feel about a poorly run meeting. That’s why the second reason your meetings suck the life out of everyone is: poor facilitation.  Last week we […]

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