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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

Intent Demystified

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

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

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

A Reasonable Reason For Unreasonable Behaviour

Here’s a few things I’ve heard lately: “They made me do it!” “They forced me to respond the way that I did.” “It’s all their fault, they backed me into

I Know My Truth – What Actually Happened?

Over the past little while I’ve been following the story of two New Yorkers who grew weary of the dating scene.  So they decided to date each other for 40

4 Insights From Improv That Will Improve Your Listening

“Alright! Everyone circle up!” “Alright! Half of you up there, the other half is the audience.” For the past two weekends, I have heard these phrases numerous times. You see,

What my 2 year old taught me about listening

I’m a fairly new Dad but can’t believe how quickly they grow!  My son is turning 2 at the end of this month and it’s amazing to see how he’s

Listen Like It’s Your First Time

At the end of this past year I was involved with a couple of assessments for an organization and a church. Let me start off by saying that I love