Category Archives: Communication

7 Ways to Make it Easy for People to Work with You

“It all depends on who you’re working with.” That was the feedback from team members to a recent survey about the state of collaboration within our department. The feedback was consistent. Collaboration is…well…inconsistent. It all depends on who you’re working … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Communication, Conflict, Dependability, Honesty, Leadership, Management, Relationships, Sharing Information, Success, Trust | 8 Comments

Moment of Trust – How to Give Feedback That Builds Trust, Not Destroys It

Giving feedback to someone is a “moment of trust” – an opportunity to either build or erode trust in the relationship. If you deliver the feedback with competence and care, the level of trust in your relationship can leap forward. … Continue reading

Posted in Challenging Conversations, Communication, Conflict, Defining Moments, Feedback, Leadership, Management, Performance Management, Trust | 7 Comments

The Enemy of Trust and 6 Ways to Defeat It

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and along with tens of millions of other people, I’ll be watching the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks battle it out for the NFL championship. One of the things I enjoy about watching sports is … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Bullying, Communication, Fear, Leadership, Sports, Trust | 7 Comments

4 Reasons I Use The “F” Word At Work

In most workplaces the “F” word is taboo. There are some words you just don’t say out loud and the “F” word tops the list. Leaders, in particular, are afraid to even think about the “F” word, much less say … Continue reading

Posted in Communication, Connectedness, Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Trust | 20 Comments

Leadership Development Carnival – January 2014

Welcome to the January 6, 2014 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! One of the best ways to improve as a leader is to reflect upon your past experiences, catalog the lessons learned, and apply that information to your future … Continue reading

Posted in Career Growth, Coaching, Communication, Culture, Engagement, Ethics, Leadership, Leadership Development Carnival, Management, Performance Management, Servant Leadership, Success, Talent Management | 14 Comments