(More Questions for) Break the Ice with the Four Quadrants Activity

I was both excited and surprised with all the buzz from the my post Break the Ice with the Four Quadrants Activity. It really seemed to resonate with people and gave me positive affirmation that I am on the right track with providing you valuable information for your leadership journey. A big “thank you” to all of you who responded with additional questions …

Get More Buy-In for Your Ideas: It’s All in Your Approach

Looking for ways to get buy-in for your ideas? It may be as simple as making minor adjustments in how you communicate with your team members. Most of us tend to follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. However, there is a better rule when it comes to communication. Instead of communicating …

9 Dimensions Team Building Activity

9 Dimensions is a powerful activity designed to build relationships and trust among team members. I just used this with my Mastermind group and everyone raved about it, so I hope you find it helpful too!  Download activity instructions guide and worksheets There are 2 variations of this icebreaker. The first version is for teams who want to get to know each other better. …

How To Practice Mindfulness at Work

I’m proud to share that I’ve joined the “mindfulness” movement.  I regularly meditate and practice yoga.  I’m working on letting go of the urge to multi-task while scarfing down my lunch.  I’m trying to put my phone down more and be present with my family and friends. Mindfulness – the state of being focused on the present moment – is a …

Positive Actions to Take If You Think Your Employee Doesn’t Like You

If you have a direct report that puts out strong vibes of dislike for you it can be unsettling. Especially if you have no clue why they might be feeling that way. Here are some strategies for working through this painful scenario. At best, you will resolve the root cause issue and be on the path to a positive relationship …

10 Signs Your Team’s Trust is Strong

While trust itself is technically invisible, the symptoms and results of trust are very observable and tangible. Here are 10 signs your team has high trust: Everyone openly engages in your meetings.  The team is quick to collaborate and share ideas with each other. This interaction feels natural and relaxed. The team easily launches into meaningful discussions where everyone is …