Jeff Bezos instilled a principle at Amazon called disagree and commit. The idea is that we can disagree with our opposition, but commit to trying their suggestion. More often than not, they don’t know if their idea will work. Just like we don’t know if… Read More »Taking a Risk on Dissent: How to Disagree and Commit
Applying EI to yourself and those around you gives you the insight to see beyond what is happening on the surface This week, I spent several days teaching first responders various leadership and communication tactics. One of the sessions centered around emotional intelligence, which I… Read More »The Power of Emotional Intelligence
Listening is good, hearing is better. A foundational element to every relationship is communication. Often, we think of communication as projecting our message – through voice, written word, gestures, or signs. More important than talking is listening. And more important than listening is hearing. Hearing… Read More »Listening
What got you to where you are will not get you to where you’re going. On most employee evaluations, we can be categorized in three standards: Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, and Needs Improvement. Those who excel or consistently exceed expectations are often promoted. However, the… Read More »Meets Expectations
I hope we can all agree that hate has no place within your company. However, hate manages to be present even when we don’t realize it. Hiding in unlikely places. It hides in anomosity, resentment, hostility, antagonism, revenge, antipathy, griping, and spite. If allowed to fester,… Read More »Hate Has No Place In Your Organization
It is time to soundoff. I have covered goals extensively, lately. What Will Your 2018 Story Be Writing Down Your Goals Changes How You See the Situation The 2 P’s to Consider in 2018 How to Achieve Work-Life Balance as a Freelancer How to Separate… Read More »Readers, What Are Your 2018 Goals?
QUICK NOTE: This post is about professionals being asked out to coffee (or lunch) as a way for folks to get free advice. It has generated a ton of visitors who, I am guessing, are looking for dating advice if a guy asks you out… Read More »How to Respond When Someone Asks You for Coffee [Template]