Simple antidote to holiday stress

Simple antidote to holiday stress

Once, there was a farmer, who had enough of everything but not always much extra. She had been through many good times and many bad times, and was known for her reliability and thoughtful words. One day, a horse wandered onto her farm. It seemed content to stay there...
How to quickly disrupt damaging meeting behaviors

How to quickly disrupt damaging meeting behaviors

I believe strongly we all have two very specific rights regarding participating in meetings. The rights to: Expect that the group will stick to a meeting agenda; and Speak up when a meeting goes off-track. Why? Because time and relationships are our most precious...
Jumpstart Your Business!

Jumpstart Your Business!

Calling entrepreneurs! Do you want to: Become irresistible to your ideal clients Finally become comfortable with sales and selling Leverage the things that are working best for you Stop getting distracted by new things Take action and get results Work smarter while...
3 steps to absolutely clear communication

3 steps to absolutely clear communication

What if… Instead of gossip, you could have teams supporting each other when something goes wrong? Instead of changing priorities on a whim, your team is set up to achieve short- and long-term goals? Instead of frustrating meetings, you have meaningful...
Your workplace is creating communication struggles

Your workplace is creating communication struggles

One of the most common complaints I hear from team members (and some leaders!) is, “I’m not really allowed to ask for more details on this. Right?” Another version of this is, “When I ask for more information, I get in trouble.” Even more worrisome and subtle is when...
When facts don’t help with accountability

When facts don’t help with accountability

From my work with countless teams over the years, I have learned this: facts don’t help anybody increase accountability. Does that seem shocking to you? I discovered that while there are an endless number of facts in the world, they are simply tidbits of information...
Refocus on goals every day

Refocus on goals every day

James Pond on unsplash You don’t need another system – you need to refocus on goals every day   I have a confession to make: as someone who loves helping teams increase productivity, I am a sucker for office supplies and organizing systems. But, what I’ve...
Accountability Not Perfection

Accountability Not Perfection

Raka Rachgo on unsplash   I once worked with a woman who would hold up a project if she disagreed with the use (or lack) of the Oxford comma. Or any questionable grammar, no matter how small or subjective. Consequently, correspondence would be late. Tiny projects...