Work is hard. Sometimes your teammates just need a safe place to vent. As long as it’s just venting, it’s not a problem. Learn the difference between venting, gossiping, commiserating, and wallowing and how to redirect a colleague if their venting turns into something more insidious.
Leading through change is incredibility difficult and requires significant energy, patience, self-control, and stamina. Use these techniques to build your resilience over the short-, medium-, and long-term.
I’m super excited. I’ve finally found the big idea for the speech and book I’m working on. I’ve told you before that it’s about conflict—that’s been clear for a long time. But how do I convince people that conflict isn’t evil and it’s not going to make you a bad person, destroy your relationships, or […]
It’s the time of year where I ask people about their summer vacation plans. It’s amazing how many aren’t even going to take a full week off. There are many excuses about “We’re in the middle of an important change initiative,” or “Maybe it will be calmer in the fall,” or the completely vacuous, “It’s […]
I am preparing to talk to a large group of bank branch managers about the secrets of resilience. They’re not interested in the basics; years of change and disruption have taught them the fundamentals (remember when the ATM was going to replace all the jobs in financial services). They’re looking for the next level—the secrets […]
Last week, I helped 250 leaders kick off the new year and inspire them to lead the changes their organization will need to win. I had the last spot on the agenda, right before the big close by the CEO. I decided to use it to bring all the messages of the event down to […]
I stumbled upon an old post I had written for Psychology Today and decided to resurrect and refresh it for ChangeYourTeam. It’s about being inspired in the month of November to say “no” to more things. In the time since I first wrote the post, my concern about people saying “yes” to far too many […]
This is the final post in a short series explaining why my new firm is called 3COze (rhymes with “she goes”). The name links directly to our mission statement: “we will radically transform the way people communicate, connect, and contribute so they can achieve amazing things together.” In the first three posts over here at […]
Stress…a concept we’re all familiar with these days. Recent studies suggest that 50% of office workers are experiencing significant stress at work. That’s what caused me to write last week’s post on the tsunami of stress. But is all stress bad? Is there good stress? This was a question posed to me by client […]