Tag Archive: Communication

Don’t Get Ignored

Long emails get pushed aside or ignored. “One of the worst things in people’s careers is to be ignored.” Joseph McCormack, author of, “Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.” People form… Continue reading

Six Secrets to Winning at Office Politics

The most qualified people don’t always get the most done or earn the best promotions. We all know someone who got promoted because they knew the right person. Being great at your job… Continue reading

Questions Are Answers

Great questions change everything. Commands invite protection, resistance, and fault-finding. Questions invite collaboration and shared responsibility. There’s a great question for every situation. Great questions: Inspire thought. Invite. “What do you think?” Explore. “What… Continue reading

Choose Your Default Response to Everything

You aren’t always proud of default responses. “When I feel on the spot,” a young leader said, “I freeze up. I don’t know what to do or say.” Image source Three defaults: Stress… Continue reading

Ten Ways to Say Yes to Saying No

Saying no feels like a door closing. But, those who can’t say no end up over-committed, overwhelmed, and ineffective. Saying no is the first step toward freedom for someone who says yes too much. Yes:… Continue reading

Shut-Up and Do It Yourself

I was explaining how to do something when a close friend said, “Do it yourself.” I have a love-hate relationship with my life-long friend Tim. (Mostly love.) But, he got me thinking about… Continue reading