Effective Listening For Leaders

Effective Listening For Leaders

With organizations and individuals so fervently focused on the bottom line, it’s easy to ignore “softer” goals, such as listening well. All that touchy-feeling stuff is a waste of my time, you might say or think.   On the contrary! A focus on listening can lead...
Designing the Alliance—Empower All of Your Relationships

Designing the Alliance—Empower All of Your Relationships

Zoe is happy that Suki sends business her way, but it annoys her when Suki waits until the last minute to give her the work, causing Zoe to have to scramble to get it done in less time than has been promised.   Tom and Sarah have recently begun living together....
Conflict Can Be a Creative Force

Conflict Can Be a Creative Force

Conflict is as natural to the human experience as thunderstorms are to springtime. When left unchecked, conflict can generate heat and discomfort, disrupt interactions and destroy relationships. Between a couple, discord can lead to divorce. Between countries,...
This Week I am Stepping Out on a Limb…

This Week I am Stepping Out on a Limb…

This week I am going to step out on a limb and be completely open and authentic with you.  I’m going to share my personal story about a family member who is always negative. Have you ever had someone in your life that is always complaining about something?  How does...