How to Keep Disagreements from Veering toward Hate? Communicate.

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.

The Secret of Workplace Harmony From Buddy The Dog

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.

Do You Know Why People Stay at Your Organization?

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.

6 Ways You Can Boost Your Workplace Culture

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 Simple Truth to Avoid Communication Crashes

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.

Internal Communications Like Rodney Dangerfield Gets No Respect

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.

Why The Team Won’t Use Your Organizational Messaging

Clear, compelling messages that resonate with your target audiences are the building block of an effective communications effort.  One of the biggest challenges for organizations is speaking with a consistent and compelling voice. Silos abound, and even those enterprises that have a positioning platform find it difficult for the organizational messaging to take hold.

Word Mongering: How NOT to Get Anything Written

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.

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Leadership Communications: Grace in Defeat

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.

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