Learn how to give and receive feedback effectively. The 5 questions you should ask yourself so you can leverage feedback both as a team member and a team leader.
A team is like a dinner party - one wrong guest can ruin the experience for everyone. Our human nature is to hire people with whom we are comfortable, people like us. This can bring disaster, especially as a company grows. We must hire for balance. Some might call this diversity, but I think the [...]
Get some tips and tricks to help you get past the awkwardness and start communicating effectively.
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 [...]
Here are some simple strategies to help you avoid and manage team miscommunication. Feel free to watch the video on YouTube.
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]