Surviving Workforce Management

Surviving Workforce Management

If you work in a medium to large sized company that has been around awhile, it’s fair to assume you are in the middle of, have recently gone through, or will shortly go through a turnaround situation.  Managers and leaders are sometimes asked to “retire” in...
Courage to Lead

Courage to Lead

Have you ever heard another leader being spoken about disparagingly?  Did you speak up?  What if the naysayer was your boss or an influential board member?  Leadership takes courage- courage to speak out even when it’s easier to allow...
Power v. Force III

Power v. Force III

3 Ways to Respond to a Perceived Threat with Power versus Force, Part 3 3.  Stay in Integrity When you stay in integrity, you operate from a set of values and principles used to guide your behavior.  You make decisions based on a sound model of...
Power v. Force III

Power v. Force II

3 Ways to Respond to a Perceived Threat with Power versus Force, Part 2 2.  Respond with CompassionDepersonalizing a perceived attack provides the space to see the bigger picture and respond with compassion.  Recognizing that the attack is more...
Power v. Force III

Power v. Force I

3 Ways to Respond to a Perceived Threat with Power versus Force, Part 1 1.  Depersonalize the Attack When people judge, criticize, blame, or attack you, it’s more about their insecurities than it is about your identity.  The specifics of the attack...
Power v Force Intro

Power v Force Intro

Power v. Force: The Introduction “Force always creates counterforce, its effect is to polarize rather than to unify.  Polarization always implies conflict…inevitably it produces a win-lose dichotomy and because somebody always loses, enemies are always...
10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 6-10

10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 6-10

Practices #6 – 10 6. Focusing too much on yourself. Attain insight into your level of egocentrism by going back through your emails to see how many times you use “I.” Expressing that “The report looks good” instead of “I think the report looks good” takes the focus...
10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 1-5

10 Email Best Practices – Numbers 1-5

Do you ever receive very lengthy emails that only needed a few bullet points?  Have you ever become emotionally triggered by something someone said in an email?  Do you find yourself drowning in a sea of cc’s all day long?  Everyone has a bad email...