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There’s Never Been A More Important Time To Learn About Effect

This blog is a part of a series about the communication model – Intent, Action and Effect. Today we’re tackling effect, to see the others visit here. Years ago I

Why We Have Different Experiences

This post is part of a series around the communication model Intent, Action and Effect. See the other posts here. An uncle and his nephew went to a parade in


This is a repost of a blog from a few years ago that was recently brought to my attention.  I received a message from a reader that asked if I

When did asking questions become a sign of weakness?

The other day I heard a story about a mom that had decided to go back to school to get her Masters Degree to further her career. She was in

5 Ways to Ruin Your Relationships

Ugh…relationships…who needs them? They are so needy!  Your coworker always wants to go out for a beer after work, your partner wants to spend time with you, your friend keeps

Finding Success in Leadership

As some of you may know, I’ve been doing my Masters Degree in Leadership.  A little while ago I came across this quote from Kouzes and Posner’s book “The Leadership

The Value of No

I want to tell you two quick stories, one about William Smithburg and another about Alfred Sloan. Fairly early in William Smithburg’s career as the CEO of Quaker, he impulsively

Why Your Leadership Title Means Zilch

I remember my mother making me write letters to some youth about something that I did when I was a teenager.  She said to me, “You’re a leader now, other

Learning Leadership with Carey Nieuwhof

Welcome to episode 6 of Conflict With Me! This week I got the pleasure of chatting with Carey Nieuwhof who has definitely been through some times of conflict and change within