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...
Transparency: You keep using that word, but…

Transparency: You keep using that word, but…

What does “transparency” even mean? The other day, a friend exploded through my door with this rant: “You can’t tell us that we are supposed to be transparent in our operations, then refuse to share our project plan with your own boss! In the same...