Sam sat down to complete his report. “Stinking weekly reports … I’m great with my customers. This is such a waste of time.”
Sam’s iPhone pierced his thoughts whispering the seductive suggestion: “Something big is in the works; you’ve got mail.” With the speed of a barehanded housefly catcher, Sam grabbed his phone. “I hope Marlene is confirming they’re ready to go on my proposal. What a…
JobPro’s management team slunk into the room for Thursday’s meeting. Two weeks of 60+ hour work weeks had stolen their engagement. Most crash-landed in their chairs, some with a sigh. Dave just stood, staring across the room, instead of starting the meeting. No wonder productivity had dipped.
“You gonna start this so we can get out of here or what?” Marlene snarled
“I’m gettin’ there. Needed a…
Your team gathers for the Thursday meeting. Last week’s session was tough, its not easy to own your residence in Stuckville.
So a “friendlier atmosphere” is appreciated. Today team members don’t make the conference table the dividing line between the “Old Timers” and the “new blood”. As each manager give an update, you notice a shift in attitude.
You were encouraged when…
The room turned frigid as your team members haul personal conflict and stress to Thursday morning’s meeting. They grab a seat around an intimidating conference table. Body language and seat selection shout: “This is war.”
“Old timers” sit on the north side facing the “new blood.” Battle lines get drawn in the freezing winter-mix of sleet and snow. New blood brings outside news and ideas. …
A businessman took off on an extended trip. Before leaving he called his team together to delegate their individual assignments.
Based on their abilities, he gave 60% of his portfolio to the first investor. Another effective manager was put in charge of 30% of his wealth and the remaining 10% was entrusted to a high potential manager. He left the country.
Christina’s work eats an unhealthy portion of her life. The past 20 years she intensely pursued her career. More recently she carried a heavy load with a start-up of epic proportion.
The cost? It’s taken a toll on her relationships and leadership … yes, conflict and unnecessary stress. The demand and pace squeeze out self-limiting behaviors that have minimized trust, disengaged the team, and…
Did you know 508 million people speak English? While English ranks second to Mandarin (1 billion+) it is the official language of more countries than any other language.
However, the American traveler’s opening question remains, “Do you speak English?”
Language is important
Everyday we use language to express how we feel, what we desire, or we seek understanding. We set expectations, solve problems,…