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Cultivating Warmth and Connection

On this day of celebrating the beauty of love, I’m thinking about the warmth and connection that is at the heart of every strong team. I’m not talking about romantic love, of course....
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How are you measured?

How are you measured at work? This seems like a simple question, right? Take a moment, and answer if you can. (I’ll wait.) Was that easy?  For some, the measures of success are clear. If...
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It's Complicated.....But SO Worthwhile

People are complicated. We are all so unique! It's part of what relationships so interesting, and life so fascinating. We have our own histories, personalities and challenges. We bring all of that...
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The Crazy Power of Words

Ever notice how some words have a crazy amount of power? Like these:  I do No Get out Hands-up Even when the result isn't so dramatic, our words shape our reality.  I once heard a group...
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Confessions of a Poor Performer

I was a poor performer.    Yep, it’s true.    I cringe at how difficult I must have been to manage when I was a “young professional.” (I use the...
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The Problem with YOU, is ME!

As a communication specialist, I spend my life studying the dynamics of human connection and conversation, and I think I have a pretty good grasp of what it takes to interact in healthy and...
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5 Tools for Building Your Team

It's Monday. I'm relaxed and at ease– excited for the week ahead and ready to roll! It's not always like this. Most Mondays I feel overwhelmed and a little sick to my stomach about how I am...
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People Are Who They Are

People are who they are.  They act how they act. They believe what they believe. They say what they say. What if we could come to terms with that?  What if we could spend less time...
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Ask and You Shall Receive

For years, my clients have asked me to teach courses to their leaders about how to give feedback.  They want to know how to deliver the bad news, and how to talk about disappointing...
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Will You Lead the Change?

Change can be hard, but it can also be exhilarating.  If you lead anyone toward anything, then you fundamentally ARE leading change,  So, it behooves you to understand a little bit about...
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