Gorged on Thanksgiving turkey and looking for a “feel good” movie, my family and I went to see the new movie, Enchanted, an amusing collision between animated Disney classics in the real world. The premise is simple: a fairytale Snow … Continue reading
Most people dislike conflict. Rather than express disagreement, they will avoid the issue or withdraw from the conversation. On the other hand, some thrive on conflict and the thrill of victory, bullying their issue until they “win.” Conflict is a … Continue reading
One of the best ways to educate and energize your team is to take a continuing education trip together. Not only will the team learn great new ideas, but they will also share in a powerful team building experience, if … Continue reading
Having spent the month of August on Prince Edwards Island, I was compelled to read the islands’ legendary Anne of Green Gables novels. In book 5, Anne of Ingleside, an energy vampire comes to live with Anne Blythe and her … Continue reading
I grew up watching Morley Shafer on 60 Minutes and consider myself to be a “trailing boomer”. Last night’s segment “The Millenials are Coming“ reported on the Millenials – those in their late teens to early twenties – in the workplace. … Continue reading
Want your teams to stay focused? Capture and post key information on the wall – on flipchart paper, whiteboard or the blackboard. Your team members will stay focused and on track as well as remember and act on the information … Continue reading
When your team meets, what’s the overall atmosphere of your meeting room? Does it invite participation or stifle creativity? Although a subtle contribution to team success, meeting room set up is an important, but often forgotten, element to team success.
Even though you work day in and day out with your team doesn’t mean you shouldn’t pay attention to your manners. Without trying to be too prissy (or substitute the Miss Manners’ column), I would like to remind you of … Continue reading