I Have Good News and Bad News: Which Would You Like First?

I was sitting in a performance management meeting recently when I heard the manager say the dreaded words, “I have good news and bad news.”…

Are You the Voice of Reason? The Influential Impact of Speaking Rather Than Writing

When your phones rings, do you ever get annoyed that someone has the nerve to want to talk? Wouldn’t a text suffice, or maybe a…

Understanding the Heartbreaker: Three Ways to Battle Loneliness in the Workplace with Tom Petty

On my Mount Rushmore of musicians, Tom Petty is a premiere figure. Besides his incredible catalogue spanning almost fifty years (this includes his first band…

How to Alert and Prepare Your Team for Threats: Lessons from Weather Channel Correspondents

We all experience organization-wide emergencies; those times when a threat is looming and we need all hand on deck to confront, avoid, or mitigate its…

How Leaders Can (and Should) Become Peacemakers with Patton Oswalt

Leaders play many roles. In just a day they can be a problem solver, a project manager, a strategist, a teacher, and even a disciplinarian.…