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...
Stay at the Table

Stay at the Table

I was sitting with a new group recently. We got on the topic of uncomfortable conversations. People react in a variety of interesting ways to them. Those reactions reflect hard wiring, personality, and life experiences, as well as the culture of your organization. It...
Where Silos come from

Where Silos come from

I hear a lot of companies and teams talk about silos in their workplaces. Members of the same team sometimes work totally independently of one another and don’t share information. Teams work independently from one another and don’t share information. It can feel like...
I Can See Clearly Now

I Can See Clearly Now

We all know that our emotions affect our decision-making. In the language of Applied Emotional Intelligence, this phenomenon is called “Emotional Reasoning.” You know the song by Johnny Nash “I can see clearly now” from the early ‘70’s? I think he was singing about...
Are You Aligned?

Are You Aligned?

You know the old saying, “Does your talk match your walk?” That principle of our actions and words matching up has been a guiding one throughout my career. And in studying Applied Emotional Intelligence with Genos® International, I’ve learned about how that principle...