Communication

Communication: Is Your Team Informed or Misinformed?

“If your people aren’t informed by you, there’s a good chance they’ll be misinformed by others.” From the book,  “Powerful – Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility by Patty McCord, via the Leading Blog (see full article here) “Where did we go wrong?”. I love Patty’s quote. It tells a truth that so many Continue reading Communication: Is Your Team Informed or Misinformed?

Stop Managersplaining – Do These 10 Things Instead

manager•splaining The IKWB (I-Know-What’s-Best) manager who enjoys talking in great detail about all the reasons we should follow their advice. Confident that without their profound guidance we will flounder in the simplest of tasks. We are accountable for doing it their way even if it isn’t the best way. The BTDT (Been-There-Done-That) manager who regales us with stories of Continue reading Stop Managersplaining – Do These 10 Things Instead

Speaking of Leadership – 5 Phrases that Connect

One late afternoon, a young woman on my team stopped by the office and asked if she could talk. As she sat down across from my desk I immediately sensed that she was hurting. Her eyes were red and wet with ready tears as she held her notebook in a death grip, hands trembling. I Continue reading Speaking of Leadership – 5 Phrases that Connect