Everything Is Achieved Together

I believe there is only one job in the world – creating outcomes with others. This holds true if you are a scientist, engineer, politician, retail worker, doctor or any of the other thousands of existing occupations. The fact is we need each other in order to be...

The Number One Failure Of Leadership

Sitting across from Lauren, a new client, I ask “how would you describe your relationship with conflict?” Without hesitation she replied “I would rather have a hot poker stuck through my eye than deal with conflict”. “How does this impact how you manage conflict...

Don’t Let Fear Be The Boss Of You

During an annual performance review a manager ‘water downs’ feedback because he doesn’t want to upset his staff member An employee calls in sick because he doesn’t feel he can cope with his cranky and pessimistic supervisor A new director remains silent about her...

Want More Team Engagement? Look In The Mirror.

Flat, dull, strained, tenuous.  This is the tone in Cheryl’s voice as she is telling me about the issues she is having with staff – the team turmoils, annoying conflicts and frustrations. “Why can’t people just work together better”, she says with a sigh.  Even...

The Extraordinary,Transformative Energy of Conflict

Have you ever noticed when you are feeling in conflict with another person – in disagreement, having a misunderstanding, or feeling disappointment – there is a distinct kind of energy you experience? For example, if Mary misses an important deadline, yet...

Dreading Difficult Conversations

Have you ever found yourself looking for a way out of a difficult conversation?   It’s Tuesday morning and as John is making his way into the office, amid the hustle and bustle of the morning commute, he is thinking about what is on his plate for the day. A pile...
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