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...
Am I Trapped in it?

Am I Trapped in it?

I’ve recently been caught up in a very difficult situation. I didn’t ask for this situation. I didn’t provoke it or invite it. But the situation has presented itself and I’ve chosen to help the person at the center of it asking for my help. As a result, I’ve been...
Assumptions About the Caregivers

Assumptions About the Caregivers

Assumptions are pervasive. So much so that we don’t even notice that we’re making them half the time. If you’ve been around me for a while now, this is not a new idea. But it’s only recently that I started realizing how many assumptions there are when it comes to...