Tag Archive: Communication

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

Please Stop Talking about Work for 10 Minutes

Most of my conversations are agenda driven. I’ve had conversations, in recent days, with leaders scattered around the world. And when I say conversations, I mean conversations WITHOUT an agenda. Big problems make… Continue reading

How to Talk with Anxious People

COVID-19 is a global pandemic according to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the General-Director of the World Health Organization. (3/11/2020)   How to talk with anxious people: #1. Avoid “but”: When people share concerns… Continue reading

A Butt-Kicking Project to Overcome the Drain of Talkative Leadership

You talk to solve problems, but what if your talking IS the problem? You talk to help, but what if your talking makes people feel helpless?   I asked a group, “What’s a… Continue reading

Seven Tips to Avoid Being Controlled by Manipulators

Leaders who repeatedly complain about the same issue want affirmation, not resolution. Every suggestion you offer to a manipulator is inadequate. Never take up the sword for someone who’s standing on the sideline.… Continue reading

Quick Strategies to Energize One-On-Ones

You don’t have time to waste AND your team members need time with you. Successful one-on-ones: #1. Give your full attention: Hide your cell phone. Put your computer to sleep. Distraction is disrespect.… Continue reading