You find yourself in a heated discussion with a close colleague, a direct report, or maybe even your spouse or partner. You’ve been going back and forth about who is right and who is wrong. And it appears things are not going to get better any time soon. We’ve all been there, and it stinks.Continue reading Prove Your Point or Improve Your Position?
Honey! Do you know what time my dentist appointment is? No. It’s your appointment, not mine. Don’t you keep a calendar? Well, no, not for everything. Just the important stuff. And your dental health is not important? Well, it is, but… Sound familiar? I hope not, but many of us go through similar experiences daily.Continue reading Lists are for People with CRS (Alt Ending)
When are we getting back to normal? As the COVID vaccine continues to rollout here in the United States and the rest of the world, we hear this topic come up over and over again. First, we heard it from people who needed to get back to earning a paycheck. Then, we heard it fromContinue reading Should I Stay or Should I Go (To the Office)
Most leaders employ an open-door policy. I’m not sure if they do this because they want to or because HR tells them to or if they heard or read somewhere that it’s a “best practice.” What do you think? HR directive? Best practice? Or it seems reasonable and shows you are an approachable boss? I’mContinue reading Shut the Door on the Open-Door Policy
We’ve all got a load of tools (or skills) in our leadership toolbox. And each of them serves a specific purpose. We have communication skills, relationship-building skills, problem-solving skills, influence skills, listening skills, and so many more. But there is one skill that many leaders have easy access to but just don’t put into practiceContinue reading The One Skill You Should Use Every Single Day