Why Talking With People Matters

I sat through the meeting and grinded my teeth to near nubs. Not only was the meeting uninspiring; it was at best being talked at for a good hour. After this the team was somehow supposed to be excited and energized.  What's the big deal, right? It was just meeting. But meetings set the tone. … Continue reading Why Talking With People Matters

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Having Hard Conversations Without Hard Feelings

Have you have ever had to mentor or lead that included hard conversations? If you haven't then you are rare. Most do because change includes havimg hard looks at ourselves and our teams. This can be conversations that they are passionate about or even about aspects of their personality that is hurting the team. So … Continue reading Having Hard Conversations Without Hard Feelings

Using Trends To Build Your Team (Pokemon Go Edition)

So one of the things that is often the most challenging for us as leaders is relating directly to our teams. This could be because of size, could be because we are just plain too busy, or it could be because we don't know how to relate to them. If you are a good leader … Continue reading Using Trends To Build Your Team (Pokemon Go Edition)

Why I Don’t Hate Mondays (And You Don’t Have To)

Ugh. Mondays. I hate Mondays. They are horrible. That is what you are supposed to say, tweet, and think, right? I mean that is the societal standard. And if you are cheery on Monday well you are one of those people. Unfortunately this is what we have been conditioned to respond as. If we as … Continue reading Why I Don’t Hate Mondays (And You Don’t Have To)