Category Archive: Communication

5 Things Great Leaders Don’t Do

One short outburst produces surprising turbulence and distrust. A small offense causes disproportionate harm. Advantage: Because bad is stronger than good, you gain disproportionate advantage when you eliminate bad. Eliminate language that holds… Continue reading

How to Deal with Buffy Blasthole

Buffy Blasthole’s motto is Express Yourself. She runs around telling everyone what she thinks regardless of harm or turbulence. Ms. Blasthole blows up relationships, derails meetings, and creates havoc because she disregards the… Continue reading

Simple Choices Give Direction to Your Leadership

Responding to unforeseen events is part of your day. But if all you do is bounce from one issue to the next: You’re a problem-solver. The better part of leadership is seizing opportunities.… Continue reading

Are You Calling Me Old and Fat

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Maya Hu-Chanto to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Saving Face: How to… Continue reading

The Nefarious Danger of Avoiding People

Introverts enjoy people but need time to recharge after being in groups. This post is not about them. I’m talking about withdrawal for nefarious reasons. The meaning of nefarious isolation: Early in life… Continue reading

How No-Nonsense Leaders Succeed with Conversations

Agenda-driven conversations feel safe. It’s those spontaneous conversations that kick some leaders in the pants. It might feel easier to avoid interactions, but your team is better served when you engage. Personal conversations… Continue reading