Teams Working Together

By |November 4th, 2020|Communication at Work, Team Alignment|Comments Off on Teams Working Together

So, how do you keep two different teams functioning as separate entities working together?

In our work with companies and teams, we’ve found the following best practices to be helpful:

Create shared goals – if the teams have common objectives against which their success will be judged, it creates an incentive to stay aligned. Many companies […]

Best Tips for Public Speaking

By |October 18th, 2019|Communication at Work, Communication/Relationships with Clients|Comments Off on Best Tips for Public Speaking

Here are some of my favorite preparation tips:

Practicing is critical. Practicing on film is best. You can see what gestures look awkward, how fast/slow you’re going, etc.
Make sure you NAIL the intro and the ending. Those create your first and last impressions. Make them interesting and memorable. Use visuals/stories/etc.
Learn from Steve Jobs – less is more. Less […]

Tips on How to Communicate Better at Work

By |December 6th, 2016|Communication at Work|Comments Off on Tips on How to Communicate Better at Work

Folks make up a lot of “rules” about communication.  Things like “I can’t ask this” or “they should know what I mean”.  In actuality, there’s great power in stating what’s going on.

Miscommunication is a HUGE time waster.  We don’t take the time to clarify upfront, because we’re in a hurry and too busy.  But […]

Difficult Conversations at Work

By |October 5th, 2016|Communication at Work, Communication/Relationships with Clients|Comments Off on Difficult Conversations at Work

My clients bring a wide variety of difficult conversations to their coaching sessions.  Here are a few of the most common:

Overlooked for a promotion:  There’s no way around it – you need to have the conversation with your manager about your career path and how he/she can help you develop to be ready […]