In today’s fast-paced working environment, teams cannot afford the luxury of spending their precious time simply “sharing information.” Rather, teams should spend their valuable time DOING something with that information, such as reacting, clarifying, discussing, agreeing, or disagreeing on how … Continue reading
My National Speakers Association colleague, Beth Terry, CSP, sent me an interesting color visual presentation on the changing monthly unemployment demographic in the United States since 2007 – county-by county. Amazing and scary. Check out this 36 second video here.
Have you ever sat through a boring, non-productive, out of focus, “I’m wasting my time here” meeting? If you have, you may be part of the problem. Stop whining about the situation and do something to make your team meeting … Continue reading
In a survey conducted by the Association for Quality and Participation (AQP), managers were asked why teams fail. The number one answer cited was the insufficient training of teams. Number two was resistance from supervisors and mid-level managers. Supervisors resist … Continue reading
This recently happened to my NSA colleague, Dianna Booher, CSP, CPAE. As she clicked on the one and only slide that the audience really needed to see (versus the other humorous ones), the computer froze. The remote would not move … Continue reading
There’s a great article in the NY Times about the use and abuse of PowerPoint in the military. As a retired Coastie, I completely empathize, although I think PowerPoint has run rampant as an excuse to spoon feed people who … Continue reading
You need the right people on the team to be successful. This seems to be intuitively obvious, but many teams fail because the person with the money, control or interest wasn’t included. Whether you are trying to solve a problem, … Continue reading