Did You Hear What I Just Said?

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ~George Bernard Shaw  When it comes to communication, most of us think we’re pretty good at it. But how often have you told your spouse, child, teammate, or subordinate how to perform a task, only to discover the results are not what you expected?

What’s Your Silver Bullet?

It’s said a silver bullet can kill a werewolf. A silver bullet can also be a direct and supposedly effortless solution to a problem; a remedy that cuts through complexity and provides an immediate (almost magical) fix.

Wring Your Hands or D.A.R.E

Everything is in flux.  People accustomed to commuting to offices are adjusting to working from home.  Families are trying to find new and creative ways of interacting and entertaining themselves.  Schools (from kindergarten through college) are attempting to find a balance between safety and education.

White You’re Alright – Red You’re Dead

Not many people dive out of airplanes without a parachute, but Luke Aikins does.  He jumped out of an airplane at 25,000 feet and successfully landed on a net on a runway. 

Accountability in the Workplace in Uncertain Times

When COVID-19 struck and forced many of us to start working from home, a somehow old but new conversation started on a vast scale. Suddenly leaders had to find ways to hold their employees accountable while they were out of the office. While grappling with the threat of an ongoing pandemic, trying to adjust to at-home work, and maybe even

The Law of Thirds

In every organization there are: The Naysayers who aren’t for you.  They may not speak out, but you have a gut feeling they don’t have your back.  These people don’t want the best for you; they might be passive or aggressive in their resistance. 

PIVOT into A New Normal

Do you sometimes wish you are in a bad dream and when you wake up, everything will be back to what it was six months ago? Sorry, not happening.

What Does the Other Person Want?

The ability to persuade is a valuable skill.  It translates into making a huge sale, convincing people to follow your leadership, getting customers to pay bills on time, and assisting in passing legislation that’s important to you.