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.”…

When Did Opposition Become Obstruction?

In today’s political climate, there has been a focus on the “oppositional” party. How the “less represented” party tries to push their agenda forward has…

Constructive Criticism and Feedback Sandwiches with Bruce Springsteen

Let me give you a hypothetical situation. An employee comes into your office with a performance issue. You a) Boost his confidence so he has…

James Corden and the Three Ways to Be a Larger-Than-Life Leader

When people think about the “ultimate leader,” there is a tendency to consider the larger-than-life individuals who invigorate a room with their charisma, omnipotence, and…