I have settled into a tradition of making a November advent calendar, of sorts. I call it NO-vember. For each of the month’s 30 days, I take to LinkedIn with a video about something you can say “no” to if you want to be happier, healthier, and more productive. Here’s the round-up with links to the videos and a short blurb to give you the highlights of each idea if you prefer to read. I cover both what to say “no” to and what that allows you to say “yes” to. Could you do me a favor? Let me know if you like video content like this and tell me what else I could provide that would be valuable for you?
If you’re working from home, you have the huge benefit of not having to commute. But research shows that the ideal commute isn’t no commute. A commute allows a natural transition between your personal roles and your work roles. Here’s how to recreate an effective transition when you’re working from home.
I hear people talk about change in organizations as if it’s something new. That’s total crap. Change has been around for as long as business has. But I do think it’s fair to say that something’s different now. Change has changed. It’s more frequent, more complex, and more iterative. There are multiple changes going on […]
Great communication creates a strong connection between you and your audience. Unfortunately, if you’re self-conscious, ill prepared, or wedded to business school formality, you’re probably creating unnecessary distance that’s diluting the impact of your messages. It’s time to assess your own interactions and identify ways to make them resonate more strongly. How You Increase Distance […]
You spend a huge amount of time in meetings; make it time well spent. I’m in the midst of a series on better meetings. I started with how to split different topics into weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings. Then I dove in with detailed instructions on running great weekly and monthly meetings. Today, I’m onto the quarterly meetings—what I call […]
I was giving a speech to the top 400 leaders at a hospital last week. In the Q&A period, I received many great questions, including: “how do I say no to a good idea brought to me by a team member?” You can skip right to the infographic at the bottom or read the full […]
I received a note from a member of the ChangeYourTeam community last week. In it, the person shared her difficult position. Here’s an abridged version. “I am a young leader with a team of people who not only have been in their positions longer than I have been a leader, but who have been in […]
“Use your words.” It’s a line you probably heard as a child when you were getting agitated but not articulating what was wrong. Your parents taught you that expressing your frustration in words gives you a shot at making things better. Fast forward to adulthood and ask yourself how well you’re using your words […]