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  • Ghosts in the Workplace

    If you date or know someone who is currently dating then you probably already know all about ghosting. In order to avoid having a difficult conversation (“I don’t want to see you anymore.”), the person goes silent. Call, texts, and… Read More

  • Keep It Crisp

    It happens a lot. You ask a question or make a comment and then are stuck listening to the person respond for the next 10 minutes. They may answer a question you haven’t asked, provide extraneous information, or offer an… Read More

  • Create Great Workplace Relationships

    You may have the best product to offer or the most effective technology on the market but most people acknowledge that good relationships are essential to the success of any business.  When it comes to creating new business relationship, how… Read More

  • Team Reset

    There are times when my work is focused on the relationships between boss and employee. While this isn’t a friendship in the traditional sense, it is a relationship that involves some care and respect which is useful in order to… Read More

  • No Regrets – Mostly

    We have more choices today than ever. I’m not just talking about the wide variety of options in the toothpaste section of the store either! Personal and professional development opportunities, new job, new employer, different industry, different field, buy a… Read More

  • Ethics Every Day

    Most Managers will say that they behave in a legal, ethical, and moral manner in the conduct of their professional work. They are aware that client protection and trust in the organization depend on a high level of professional conduct…. Read More

  • Is it Really a Wolf?

    Do you remember the Aesop’s fable about the shepherd boy and the wolf? The boys’ job was to tend sheep and he yelled “Wolf!” signaling to the villagers that the flock was being attacked. The villagers would run to provide… Read More

  • A Path for Sulkers

    There they are again – the training participant or team member who sits and sulks. It’s clear they don’t want to be there. They slouch. They don’t follow along with the materials/agenda. They don’t engage, ask questions or contribute to… Read More

  • Get Messy

    Data, materials, and resources can be managed, directed and controlled. That is because they are all things: unmoving until we choose to move them. People however, as you probably have noticed, have minds of their own. They bring their own… Read More

  • To Share or Not to Share?

    As a management development consultant, I’m often asked questions like, “Should I tell my co-workers I’m in therapy?” or “Should I tell my boss I was diagnosed with depression?” It wasn’t that long ago that personal information like that was… Read More