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Tue Dec 5, 2017

Coach your Team to Manage Conflict

2017-11-27T18:37:50+00:00

The days of being a ‘boss’ who tells people what to do and sits behind a closed door in the corner office are over. (Not that it was ever the model for being a good boss) Today’s leaders suffer if they don’t see themselves as both coach and cheerleader of their teams, no matter how [...]

Coach your Team to Manage Conflict 2017-11-27T18:37:50+00:00
Tue Nov 28, 2017

The Power of Finding Common Ground

2017-11-27T18:34:12+00:00

Common Ground is how we connect. It allows us to start trusting and opening up to others. It lowers our defenses and makes us more willing to overlook our differences. We naturally look for common ground in others. But sometimes, we get in our own way. Maybe someone new comes in to replace a much-respected [...]

The Power of Finding Common Ground 2017-11-27T18:34:12+00:00
Tue Nov 14, 2017

How Sen. Jeff Flake undermined his own powerful message

2017-11-13T14:50:38+00:00

Regardless of your politics, most people can agree that the speech Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) made on the floor of the senate yesterday was extremely elegant and well written. He used his own words and those of Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address. His comments were certainly his own and heart felt. However well written the speech, [...]

How Sen. Jeff Flake undermined his own powerful message 2017-11-13T14:50:38+00:00
Tue Nov 7, 2017

One Easy Way to Increase Visibility and Influence

2017-11-13T14:39:43+00:00

I often speak about visibility as an important factor when looking to increase your influence. Simply put: if we aren’t seen then we can’t be noticed, and thus we can never hope to be influential. Last week, I was reminded of an easy way to increase our visibility. I went to an industry conference that [...]

One Easy Way to Increase Visibility and Influence 2017-11-13T14:39:43+00:00
Tue Oct 31, 2017

Stop Hating Meetings – Try this

2017-10-31T16:27:37+00:00

It is nearly universal that people hate meetings. They feel like a waste of time. They certainly interrupt productivity. They can also create more work, leave teams frustrated and drain an already tired workforce. The truth is that meetings happen. But what happens when you aren't the one leading the meeting. How can you turn a bad [...]

Stop Hating Meetings – Try this 2017-10-31T16:27:37+00:00
Tue Oct 24, 2017

How to Solve Virtual Conflict

2017-10-27T14:28:21+00:00

Many of my clients are facing the growing challenge of creating rapport and managing relationships virtually -- especially over the phone. Creating and maintaining a strong relationship with clients, co-workers and vendors is hard enough. When you are on the phone it becomes twice as hard. Here is one tip for how to make it [...]

How to Solve Virtual Conflict 2017-10-27T14:28:21+00:00