Tag Archives: problem solving

Taming Workplace Drama

I recently presented a 45-minute workshop on controlling drama to a packed room. We had to turn people away. I’d like to believe it’s because I’m awesome* as a presenter, but the truth is that we have too much drama in … Continue reading

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First Thing to do About that Sexist at Work

Short answer: make sure they are really a sexist. First, let me be clear: if someone makes a remark that is blatantly racist, sexist or any other kind of -ist, that is what it is. There’s no excuse for it. … Continue reading

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Are poor communications sinking your team?

We all know that strong communications is important to effective team work. If you read through the description for any leadership position, I can almost guarantee it will include “strong written and oral communication skills.” And yet, poor communication is one … Continue reading

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5 Ways to be a better team member

There are a lot of articles out there talking about how to be a good team leader. For certain, the success of a team can depend heavily on the attitude and actions of its leader. But it is not fair to … Continue reading

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Forest, meet trees: 5 ways to maintain your confidence despite setbacks

Even though we don’t always admit it, we all have big dreams. I’m privileged to work with people who have the courage to chase some of those dreams. As I ride shot-gun through their journey, I can’t help but notice that it … Continue reading

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Leadership: How good was your first time?

For many of us, our first foray into team leadership comes on a small project team or perhaps a volunteer committee. When this experience goes well, we seek additional, growing levels of leadership, which usually correspond to greater personal or professional success. But what about when that first leadership foray goes wrong? Continue reading

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Mapping your career journey

“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” (Tom Landry) My childhood was full of car trips.  We were a family of five on a … Continue reading

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What’s hiding on YOUR to-do list?

Somewhere, every one of us has a “one of these days” projects list.  It could include home projects, hobbies, education goals, or any number of other tasks that we believe we want to accomplish when we have the time and … Continue reading

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Coaching: What it is and what it isn’t (Or how coaches kick a**)

Like many people, when I first heard about coaching, I thought I understood what it was.

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