Trust

Scapegoating and Shamecasting

Within about 5 minutes of any major, negative event, the culprits are identified, hauled out into the public square of the internet and punished accordingly. We grab the first bit of information that confirms our suspicions. Before any real critical thinking has taken place the verdict is passed. Fear and worry have reached new levels. The Continue reading Scapegoating and Shamecasting

Permission on Purpose – 10 Ways Leaders Can Say “Yes”

Sometimes I have to work hard at giving myself permission. I know this might sound kind of silly, but I’ve found a bunch of rules that got programmed into my brain somewhere along the way and anytime I bump up against them these voices in my head start telling me I’m asking for trouble. While Continue reading Permission on Purpose – 10 Ways Leaders Can Say “Yes”

7 Reasons Why Your Message Isn’t Getting Through

You thought you covered all the bases.  Emails sent to the team? Check. Timely speech delivered in weekly staff meeting? Check. Expectations clearly communicated? Check One-on-one conversations with key team members? Check. Then why is everyone carrying on as if nothing was said? Weren’t they all nodding their heads during your PowerPoint presentation? Didn’t they Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Your Message Isn’t Getting Through

The Temptation To Take – Six Ways Leaders Create Relationship Debt

“Never put yourself in a position where you can take from these men.” Captain Winters, from the HBO Series -“Band of Brothers” It’s easy to slip into taking. In the scene where the above quote occurs, Captain Winters is commenting to one of his junior officers about playing poker with the soldiers under his command. When Continue reading The Temptation To Take – Six Ways Leaders Create Relationship Debt