Fuzzy Plans: Plan Implementation – Mistake #1 of 5

Fuzzy Plans: Plan Implementation – Mistake #1 of 5

Implementing plans is hard for teams. I get it. I see it all the time. Struggling to implement plans is one key roadblock most teams have in common. I’ve worked with countless teams over the years to overcome planning issues.  I’ve noticed they all seem to get caught...
Critical skill: interpreting body language

Critical skill: interpreting body language

Matteo Vistocco on Unsplash Alison Henderson, CEO of Moving Image Consulting and nonverbal communication expert, has been a friend of mine for many years. I asked Alison if she could answer a few questions for me about how teams can learn to interpret body language...
Confession: I learned the hard way about perspective

Confession: I learned the hard way about perspective

Freddy Marschall on Unsplash I have a confession to make: for more than the first half of my life, I saw yes or no as the only choices in life. I couldn’t see the value of other opinions because I was so busy trying to sort everything into only the two piles I could...
What teams should be reading in 2018

What teams should be reading in 2018

Outside of a dog a book is man’s best friend. Inside a dog it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx Essential self-help books must do more than inspire. The best ones also offer practical skills that anyone can learn and train themselves to master.  I refuse to...
Top Reasons Plans Get Stuck

Top Reasons Plans Get Stuck

How do I get a plan back on track once it stalls? This is one of the questions I hear most often from friends and colleagues. Especially this time of year, when a lot of teams are facing year-end deadlines and goals, the pressure is on to make progress and get stuff...