Archive for May, 2011

Direct Communication

Monday, May 30th, 2011

When you communicate with your team, are you straight with them? Sometimes managers feel they cannot be direct with people as it may alienate or hurt them. Directness does not go hand in hand with an indifference to a person’s feelings. Often directness in communication is the best strategy with subordinates. Direct communication, done well, allows the person you communicate with to have clarity and understanding regarding your views. With that clarity and understanding, they are best able to decide their next steps and how they will respond.

Summer Slow

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

As summer approaches, you have an opportunity to lighten your pace and go a little slower. You can plan a vacation or several short breaks. It helps your balance and your perspective. Smell the flowers. Doing so will energize you for the months ahead.

Imagine

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Imagine the best
You can have it if you try
Go create it now

Relationships

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

When you think about relationships, do you think of the ones you have at work?  People put a lot of focus on their friendships and romantic relationships. What if we put equivalent focus on the nature of our work relationships? With this focus we could determine what creates winning relationships at work. The prospects of positive relationships could be a factor in choosing teams.  People could be measured on their managing of work relationships. It could make some uncomfortable, but definitely would make a positive difference.