7 tips for virtual feedback conversations

7 tips for virtual feedback conversations

Delivering constructive feedback is not easy to do, even when you have opportunities to be face-to-face. Working virtually means few, if any in-person interactions, but that does not mean you’re off the hook when it comes to sharing direct, honest and caring...
Three habits of trusted people

Three habits of trusted people

Stephen R. Covey wrote in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” There are probably millions of...
Three tips for moving from buddy to boss

Three tips for moving from buddy to boss

Sally is thrilled that she is now managing the team she has worked with for five years. She is worried a bit about Seth, though. Sally and Seth have had a great working relationship as peers for three years. However, Seth wanted the leadership job, too, and has been...
3 Ways to Show Appreciation at Work

3 Ways to Show Appreciation at Work

Janet is grateful for the fine Board presentation her direct report, Joe, created. She hasn’t shared that with Joe yet, but plans to when his review comes up next month. Joe feels great that he was given this stretch assignment by Janet. While he believes it was...
When “telling” isn’t the answer

When “telling” isn’t the answer

“If you let a person talk long enough, you’ll hear their true intentions. Listen twice, speak once.” Tupac Shakur Motivational speeches get a lot of air time. Just check out Facebook and YouTube. As leaders, however, what really makes an impact is...