Communications

Mediation in the Workplace

Can a confrontational work relationship be saved? The answer is “YES! With Mediation.”
George is thrilled with his new sales manager position! He accepted the position with a fast growing national firm to handle a 3 state region. George was a successful sales person with 15+ years’ experience in the industry and has leadership abilities. […]

Cure Pre-Meeting Anxiety

If you have ever experienced pre-meeting anxiety, you know that once that anxiety has taken hold of your body, it can feel impossible to quell.  And it if it happens repeatedly when meeting with the same person, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy that creates a never ending loop of anxiety.

There are many different […]

Life as a Manager of Virtual Employees Made Easy

In today’s world, virtual workers make up a significant portion of the workplace.  Your employees may work full-time from their homes or they may work part-time from home and part-time in the office.

Do you ever find yourself wondering … “Are all of my people just eating Bonbons and watching Oprah?” The more important question […]

Exchange Judgment for Joy this Holiday Season

The day after Christmas is the biggest gift return day of the year. Over 71% of Americans don’t like the gift they have received over the holiday and a good portion of those people will head to the store on December 26th to exchange that gift for something they really want.

Shockingly, in spite of […]

5 Active Listening Behaviors that Generate Greater Business Results

When was the last time you left a conversation and felt completely heard, acknowledged, and happy with the interaction? As strange as this may sound, this does not happen as often as one may think it does or as one may desire.  Some of the factors affecting clear and complete conversations include the need […]

The Biggest Mistake Leaders Make When Speaking

Have you ever been enthusiastic about rolling out a new program to your team only to be met with full resistance?   What if you knew this program was going to solve the problems that they had been complaining about?  Did you wonder what was wrong with them while asking yourself “why don’t they get […]

Does Respecting Others’ Viewpoints Prevent Me from Making Tough Decisions?

As a leader, can I make a tough decision and still respect others’ viewpoints?
As conflict transformers, two key foundational philosophies are to respect others’ viewpoints as well as to assign value to them. Many times, as leaders, we have to make tough decisions. And sometimes those decisions can affect others negatively.
In the face of […]

Top 5 Tips for Leaving a Great Voicemail

Have you ever made a phone call only to freeze the moment you hear the voicemail? You panic and think, “Oh no! What was I going to say? Quick, Say something!” You hang up 2 minutes later to realize you just left a rambling message and never even left your phone number. Ugh! It […]

Should I Care If My Employees Are Happy?

Yes. As leaders, we should care if employees are happy. If we want to experience high engagement, low turnover, high productivity and authentic employee loyalty, we must create a culture of happiness. Happiness increases profits.

Entrepreneur.com editorial contributor, Eric Su, summed it up best with his statement, “They say that money can’t buy you happiness, but […]

How to Jump off the Emotional Runaway Train

Learn how to jump off the Emotional Runaway Train with these three easy steps.

Picture this: You are in a pleasant conversation with your spouse, co-worker, neighbor or friend.  All is well until the conversation turns a little heated.  In the blink of an eye, it has morphed into a full blown argument.  One more […]