What Do You Know (about your Team Members)?

What Do You Know (about your Team Members)?

What do you know about your team members? No, I mean what do you really know about them as individual people? Their aspirations? What motivates them? What core values do they strive to live by? How about their preferred communication style? Talents and skills they...
Busy or Engaged? How Do You Know?

Busy or Engaged? How Do You Know?

Are your team members just busy or are they truly engaged? And how do you know? For the next several weeks, we’re going to talk about strategies for having more influence. In order to know how to do that, you’ve got to first get the lay of the land. First, what’s the...
What’s Your One Thing?

What’s Your One Thing?

“What’s your one thing?”, the facilitator asked me. I just looked at him. I have far more going on than just one thing, I thought. I was embarrassed, indignant, skeptical and puzzled all at once. One thing? How the hell do you narrow it down? There’s a great book by...
What Makes You Tick?

What Makes You Tick?

I’m not a fan of selflessness. According to Merriam Webster’s definition, it is defined as, “a tendency to regard the well-being of others as more important that one’s own well-being”. The example of it used in a sentence refers to one being admired for such a trait....