Why your fear is making matters worse

Do you let your imagination define your relationships? Do you build up animosity by assuming intent, making judgements and allowing issues to fester? More often than not, disconnects between people are fueled by assumptions and allowed to fester due to a lack of direct communication.

Is your purpose statement really just a marketing gimmick?

mission (and vision and values)When Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action, went viral, it fueled the resurgence of the purpose-driven organization. Of course, the best practice in corporate development has long included the development of mission (and vision and values) as a cultural baseline for strategy. But, as the corporate world has…

Two tricks for limiting email fatigue

Email fatigue is one of the most rampant illnesses in America today. It’s a disabling sicknesses that keeps folks continually working and in a state of distraction. It renders folks nearly incapable of deep thinking and rest. It keeps them continually processing the 57 unread and 5324 unarchived emails sitting in their inbox. I know,…

Why network when you can attend these events?

I’ve made it no secret that I’m far from the world’s best networker. In fact, as a raging introvert, I struggle to enjoy your typical glad-handing event. I’ll network, but, it’s not without pain. I have to plan carefully and prepare my mind. I envy those who love to network (and insist they join me to…

3 Principles for Prioritizing and Building Relational Capital

A Chief Executive holds many responsibilities. Chief among them is the responsibility to set clear expectations and ensure that the team has the resources needed to deliver on them. Once these elements are provided, great CEOs orchestrate — they get out of the day-to-day and allow their teams to execute while facilitating the dynamics between…

Do the Right Thing: Have the Hard Conversations

Sometimes, it’s not easy to do the right thing, especially if that involves having a hard conversation. Here’s why it’s critically important…for you AND for the person you’re communicating with.

Overcoming 4 Hurdles to Fully Integrated Communication

Communication is essential to professional success. Yet, no matter how deliberate we are about communicating our corporate strategy, these best practices don’t always seem to take root in the rest of lives. Here are four obstacles to overcome so you can have fully integrated communication—at home and at the office.