Disagreements at work can be disastrous. Communication stops and projects get stymied and ugly feelings surface. This post offers tips for understanding why disagreements happen and how to mitigate.
Some people might find it insulting to think that the behavior management techniques used on our canine friends work well on our colleagues, bosses, or associates. But they do. When you think about it, it is about finding common ground to live and work together in harmony. Here are three lessons from Buddy the Dog.
What if leaders took the time to ask employees, why they stay. You’d learn a lot of valuable information about what is working. Checking in with folks about why they stick with you may avoid the exit interview.
When looking for examples of great workplace cultures, construction trailers aren’t top of mind. But a recent experience visiting a soon-to-be completed hospital provides a powerful example of team building, accountability and results.
The communications patterns we learn from our families, and later interactions at school or university, on sports teams, at our first job, and from mass media, shape the way we see and react to the world. It’s within our families or our grade-school interactions that we develop patterns of communication that drive how we connect or don't with others. Understanding these patterns can prevent communications crashes.
They say that those closest to us are often the last to know things. Nowhere is that more true than within our own companies and organizations. Internal communications is often an afterthought.
Several years ago, while working with a client -- who shall remain nameless to protect the not-so-innocent -- I found myself stuck in word-mongering hell. As told in the Huffington Post this week, we were drafting an op-ed piece for a major metropolitan daily about a timely subject.
Great nonprofit organizations on the front lines of social change often have a tough time getting people to understand what they are doing, why it is vital and, more importantly, why others should get involved.
A great Olympic moment occurred not on the medal podium but on the sidelines as dejected snowboarder Shaun White failed to achieve his dream of capturing a third gold and earning a unique place in the history books.