At two recent events I was the victim of the Sidebar Conversation. This is a conversation an attendee starts with his or her “neighbor” – during the presentation. It may be about the topic, but it’s still a conversation while the speaker is speaking. And it’s rude.Read More
“Welp. That’s just the way I am.”
That’s the reasoning you may get when someone hurts, offends, falls short of expectations, etc. You’re left angry, disappointed, frustrated, hurt or having to clean up a mess.
Here’s why it’s a loser excuse.Read More
Nearly every time I debrief an assessment with a client and share information about a particular trait that’s been uncovered, I hear something on the order of “Yeah, but everybody feels that way about (fill in the blank.)”Read More
I brought up politics over cocktails and here’s what happened.
It was an experiment.
Pretty certain that the guy I was meeting with was on the other side of the political spectrum, I asked him what he thought about the election. Over the next half hour we had a spirited discussion about the players, major political issues and the state of the country. It got tensRead More
Challenging conversations at work are inevitable. Deadlines, enormous workloads, differing mindsets and behavioral styles, mistakes, and more, all set the stage for conflict. In this video I share a couple of different ways you can handle that conflict.Read More