Dealing With Conflict: Effective Leadership Practices

Based on all the comments on my recent article Dealing With Difficult People, I realized that dealing with conflict is not only a fact of everyday life, but also takes many varied forms. Here are the top 10 suggestions and … Continue reading

Three Ways to Gain More Clarity

Why is it important to gain more clarity?  According the the American business philosopher Buckminster Fuller, “clarity is power,” and I couldn’t agree more.  Clarity allows you to focus you time, energy and attention in ways that will move you … Continue reading

Three Ways to be a Better Team Player

Why is it important to be a better team player?  In today’s business environment, with its every-increasing pace and degree of complexity, the need for collaboration is greater than ever.  Very little can be accomplished without the help –or at … Continue reading

Building Efficiency, Community and Innovation in Your Organization

What are you doing in your organization to encourage efficiency, community, and innovation?  These are the guidelines used at Google in deciding on which People Programs to offer. I am currently reading Work Rules:  Insights from Inside Google That Will … Continue reading

How to Increase Team Accountability

As a leader, knowing how to increase accountability among your team members is an important ability. Members of cohesive, high-performing teams hold one another accountable, and they don’t rely on the leader to do so. Asking the leader to be … Continue reading