Tag Archive: Communication

Solution Saturday: Gossip in a Small Business

Dear Dan, I have recently entered a new job and have really seen the negative influence gossip is having. Not really sure what to do being the newbie? What are you thoughts? It… Continue reading

Elevate One-On-Ones to Power Moments

Saying “we” is weaker than saying “you” during one-on-ones. Don’t say “we” when you mean “you”. It might feel like good manners to say “we”, but it’s disingenuous. It might soften the blow,… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Can’t Get a Word in Edgewise

Dear Dan, Our small work group has many discussions. In these discussions people talk over each other and vie for the opportunity to share. I feel uncomfortable interrupting. When I don’t jump in,… Continue reading

Five Ways to Answer Negative Stories

Negative stories produce emotions that close your mind and harm your relationships. Emotions don’t know the difference between true stories or fiction. Video games, movies, and novels produce strong emotional responses. Horror movies… Continue reading

3 Strategies to Fuel Vitality and Eliminate Gossip

Gossip makes weak leaders feel powerful. It’s foolish to undermine the people you’re counting on. Strong teams aren’t built by spreading venom, focusing on weaknesses, or dredging up animosity.  Real leaders don’t feel strong… Continue reading

You Don’t Have to be Man’s Best Friend

Everyone disdains leaders who are in it just for themselves. Self-absorbed leaders destroy relationships, disengage employees, and diminish results. Brave leaders build relationships. Cowards use distance and fear to control. Fear drives disconnection, but… Continue reading