Can a meeting be efficient & engaging at the same time?

3 Questions that will cut your meeting time in half but double your engagement. Have you ever walked away from a meeting and said to yourself or someone else, “Well, that was a waste of time! We just met for two hours and…. “ “I heard the same person talking the entire time.” “We didn’t talkContinue reading “Can a meeting be efficient & engaging at the same time?”

How to structure a 1-on-1 conversation?

In order for any relationship to grow there needs to be consistent and clear communication. This can make or break a relationship. Many organizations are so focused on communicating with their customers or clients, they don’t stop to think about it when it comes to their employees.  As a leader, a manager, even as aContinue reading “How to structure a 1-on-1 conversation?”

Strategic Planning: Why are they being so quiet?

Have you ever been in a meeting where you needed to interrupt others just to get your idea shared, or tuned out because it’s always the same people talking? Me too. What’s worse than participating in that kind of meeting, is leading that meeting. Especially when you have a few quiet voices and want to makeContinue reading “Strategic Planning: Why are they being so quiet?”

Planning for a New Year?

2020 will be a year to remember – but what will you remember and how will you remember it? I get asked a lot of questions about Year-end or New Year planning. And I’m a firm believer in both: in order to plan ahead you must first look back at where you came from. WhenContinue reading “Planning for a New Year?”

Looking for Ways to Avoid Awkward Conversations?

Awkward conversations are the worst. I remember the first time I struck up enough courage to call a girl I liked on the phone. I was in 8th grade. I’m pretty sure I said hello and then waited a solid minute for her to say something. And the truth is, sometimes leading a team orContinue reading “Looking for Ways to Avoid Awkward Conversations?”