Give like You Want to Receive

Give like You Want to Receive

“Feedback” has become one of those buzzwords that can be annoying and feel overdone. However, that doesn’t take away the critical importance of both giving and receiving it. Based on what I hear from leaders and team members everywhere, the annoyance comes from the...
Don’t Make Them Guess

Don’t Make Them Guess

Setting expectations for others is pretty foundational to leadership. And yet, most of us aren’t really taught how to do it properly. By “properly,” I mean to do it in a way that leaves both parties feeling confident. Instead, too often I hear murmurs in teams about...
Speak Your Truth

Speak Your Truth

I’ve had a lifetime of being told to be quiet. From an early age, I had opinions. Loud ones. My hard-wired nature emboldened me to speak up about them. That was especially true when it came to being told what to do. And even more especially true when I already knew...
It’s About The Audience, Silly

It’s About The Audience, Silly

Far too often, I hear presentations that are a complete waste of everyone’s time. That’s true for the people listening as well as for the presenter. They happen during meetings, at events, and any other place where people are giving presentations. The presenter is far...