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I like the idea, but...

But is such a small word, it seems tiny neutral and harmless. It isnt. In the workplace it is the most popular form of issue raising and because it is so common it carries with it the baggage of abuse.

Communications across dispersed teams

When geography divides a team conflicts can occur along the borders. The world can become "us" and "them" and there can be hostile feelings towards people in other parts of the organisation.

Are you a high performer?

Being a high performer is not just climbing the greasy pole to the top or just making lots of money, it is about people who are successful on their terms in all aspects of their life.

Blamestorming

Blame is toxic to organisations. When blame is around punishment surely follows. To avoid any form of punishment we deflect blame form ourselves or allocate it to others.

Overcoming the Barriers to Networking

You receive an invite to a networking event, do you immediately think what a wonderful opportunity or do you go under sufferance on the basis that one ought to do it.

Enthusiasm Sells

High Achieving sales people have always understood that one of the most critical attributes to their success is enthusiasm.

Negotiating Successfully

This is the alleged transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship and a Canadian maritime contact off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995.

People buy from people - remembering names

Remember that a persons name is the sweetest and most important sound in any language, Dale Carnegie.

Feedback is the Food of Champions

Do you dread that moment when your boss says that he wants to give you feedback. More often than not we immediately expect the gotcha approach to management rather than heaps of praise and well dones

Lessons from a goose

Have you ever seen a flock of geese flying in a large V formation? The goose and the way that they organize themselves can teach us a lot about leadership, teams and organisations.

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