I have several clients who have a great hard working employee who drives them bonkers in meetings simply because s/he gives too much detail causing a 10 minute touch base to easily expand into an hour long energy sucking experience.
Of course this isn’t the employee’s intention.
More likely the employee is simply looking for reassurance.
So here’s how to support that employee while also Read the rest of this entry »
We all know that gossip is bad. That talking about others behind their backs is to be abhorred. I remember reading in a spiritual text that “backbiting extinguishes the light of the soul.” DEEP. And it is. Gossip is incredibly detrimental to any organization. And what I think often gets missed is why people gossip. I would suggest that is rare the person who chooses to gossip simply to be mean and hurt the reputation of the person or entity being talked about. Often gossip occurs for one of four reasons: Read the rest of this entry »
I recently met with a client who is quite concerned about one of his leadership team members who he believes doesn’t trust anyone. The evidence being this employee often says, “We don’t have to trust each other, I just want everyone to do their job.” Yet when this individual is talking about trust, what level of trust is she talking about?
There are many levels of trust – here’s just a few of them: Read the rest of this entry »
I just recently heard a man tell me that the most profound advice anyone ever said to him was, “When you speak from the heart, you touch hearts.”
We’re always looking for what will “motivate,” “inspire,” and “engage” our teams. And yet it really can be so simple. Speaking from the heart impacts deeply because the source is real. There’s no agenda, no manipulation. There’s just a desire to communicate from a genuine place. Read the rest of this entry »