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Confessions of a Poor Performer

I was a poor performer. 

 

Yep, it’s true. 

 

I cringe at how difficult I must have been to manage when I was a “young professional.” (I use the word professional loosely.)

 

The gruesome...

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The Problem with YOU, is ME!

communication Jan 11, 2021

As a communication specialist, I spend my life studying the dynamics of human connection and conversation, and I think I have a pretty good grasp of what it takes to interact in healthy and productive ways. 

The problem is… I...

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5 Tools for Building Your Team

It's Monday.

I'm relaxed and at ease– excited for the week ahead and ready to roll!

It's not always like this.

Most Mondays I feel overwhelmed and a little sick to my stomach about how I am going to accomplish all that needs to be done....

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People Are Who They Are

communication Dec 14, 2020
 

People are who they are. 

  • They act how they act.
  • They believe what they believe.
  • They say what they say.

What if we could come to terms with that? 

What if we could spend less time wishing they would STOP doing what they are...

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Ask and You Shall Receive

communication leadership Nov 08, 2020
 

For years, my clients have asked me to teach courses to their leaders about how to give feedback. 

They want to know how to deliver the bad news, and how to talk about disappointing performance, and how to address the most personal of topics...

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Will You Lead the Change?

 

Change can be hard, but it can also be exhilarating

If you lead anyone toward anything, then you fundamentally ARE leading change, 

So, it behooves you to understand a little bit about the psychology of change so that you can make...

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3 Tips for Building a Feedback Rich Environment

 

Does hearing the words, “I’ve got some feedback for you” make you nervous? 

If so, you’re not alone. 

The mere mention of the word makes most people cringe, because we associate feedback with criticism, or we...

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What if I am Part of the Problem?

communication trust Sep 20, 2020

One of the key commonalities in difficult or strained relationships is that we tend to believe that the OTHER person is the source of the problem.

We often focus our attention on what they've done or who they are, when it is a larger dynamic,...

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Not "Most Likely to Succeed"

 

When I was in my first quarter at college, I made a lot of friends in my dorm. We were there for the summer quarter, and we became a tight-knit bunch. 

At the end of the quarter, we had this dorm party, with a make-shift awards ceremony,...

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Examine Your Assumptions

communication trust Aug 31, 2020
 

This week, I want to encourage you to Examine Your Core Assumptions about people, relationships, and “basic goodness”  

Let me explain…

I believe that people are good, kind, and generous-hearted at their...

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