Are you stuck in a sheep cyclone?

This is what teamwork and collaboration looks like at its best: This is what it looks like at it’s worst: Here are three signs you are stuck in a collaboration sheep cyclone: You have a recurring meeting and the agenda items haven’t changed in over a month You propose a ridiculous idea as a joke […]


Book Review – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

I’ve taken quite a few communication style surveys over the last 10 years, and every one pegs me as an extrovert.  I’ll confess that I procrastinated reading Quiet for several weeks even though it was strongly recommended to me by a co-worker who had read it (and who self identifies as an introvert) because I […]


What is Professional Behavior?

Be professional – you know you’ve heard it – probably from a mentor, a parent, or a manager.  And it’s pretty good career advice…  if you know what it means.  The challenge is that professionalism means different things to different people, and professional behavior varies widely depending on your working environment. gives us a […]


The myth of “need to know”

Is your management team one secret handshake away from being a street gang? Does the expression “need to know” come up regularly in your communication plan? Learn the unintended consequences of information hoarding.


It’s 7PM – Do you know where your employees are?

Are your employees working the system to look diligent when they are truly slacking? Do you know which of your high performers are burning the midnight oil and which are snoozing on the coach? Learn about it here!

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