How do you create a workplace where people don’t get under your skin? It’s really interesting to research the reasons people creep each other out at work.  Complaints generally range from messy desks, condescending manners, goody two shoes suck ups, employees who don’t care, and many more.  The ways we get under each others’ skins […]

A Band Together -Who Do You Want on Your Team?

Who do you want on your team?  There is no more fundamental question. That’s the question the NFL, the military, business, and every group asks that wants to get something done.   This question–who do you want on your team–tops business fundamentals like sales and revenue.   With the right team, every problem can be solved except […]

Escaping the World of the Chronically Unemployed

Few people navigate the world of employment today without at some point finding themselves jobless. Companies fold, they’re acquired, reorged, and downsized. Sometimes you find yourself over your head in a project or on the wrong side of politics–bottom line is you’re out. People get fired—it’s what happens.

Test Drive Your Success

In this Tuesday Report, I’m really asking for your help and a few very short minutes of your time.

A Gamechanger for Teams: The New 360-Degree Online Assessment

How do you launch a team so that it has the best shot at success? Two components of a successful team are an effective kickoff strategy and a 360-degree team assessment. Sometimes when we put teams together within an organization, hopes are high and so are the stakes. The organization has a cash investment and an expectation the […]

Change? Really? Do I need to? Do I Want to? Is Change a Temporary State?

Every year I get misty eyed when I see the latest production of Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol.  I follow Ebenezer Scrooge through the evening of ghosts in and out of his bedroom showing him his terrible future.   I’m inspired that the very next morning Scrooge is a changed man.  He buys a Christmas turkey and […]

What I Should Have Said–the Skillset of Saying the Right Thing

Jack Speer Publisher/CEO I love to think of myself as a great communicator, always saying the right thing at the right time–I like to see myself as someone who has a black belt, not in karate, but in tongue. But I still get caught flat footed sometimes by someone who takes me on verbally when […]