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We Can Do This, If…

You’re in a meeting with your team and you’re delivering some news that will likely not be well received. You’re not going to be able to have the annual company dinner party this year because the current budget cannot cover the costs. After the groans and eye rolls begin to subside, you go on toContinue reading We Can Do This, If…

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Are Your Audio and Video Synced?

You’re watching a video of a vendor pitching their latest product, but the audio is about a half second behind the video. You’re slightly put off by the misalignment, but you can handle it. It’s kind of like watching a poorly dubbed kung fu movie from the 70s, but not nearly as entertaining. But asContinue reading Are Your Audio and Video Synced?

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The Words We Use Say a Lot

You’ve asked one of your direct reports to see you in your office. It’s about a recent mistake they’ve made and you want to provide some feedback and maybe a little coaching. They enter the room sheepishly and slump down in the chair opposite your desk. You don’t want to beat around the bush, soContinue reading The Words We Use Say a Lot

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Prove Your Point or Improve Your Position?

You find yourself in a heated discussion with a close colleague, a direct report, or maybe even your spouse or partner. You’ve been going back and forth about who is right and who is wrong. And it appears things are not going to get better any time soon. We’ve all been there, and it stinks.Continue reading Prove Your Point or Improve Your Position?

Conversations on a Train

You’re traveling across Europe with a friend of yours, and you’re engaged in conversation about all the wonderful sights you’re seeing and the places you’re going next. But after a couple of minutes, you see your friend is playing on his phone. You decide to let it go and continue talking. Soon enough, your friendContinue reading Conversations on a Train