How We’re Taught To Think In Silos

Picture of empty classroom

The other day, after all these years, I once more found myself sitting on some school benches. I was second in a row of four guest lecturers who had been invited to speak to the students and was enjoying the nice opportunity to hear what my colleagues were up to. As the day unfolded, two […]

The More You Push, The Less They Listen

Does it sometimes seem like the more you try to make a point, the harder it is to get across? It can be so discouraging – when you’re trying your best to get others on board, and all that effort just seems to be doing the opposite. I’ve been there, and I know how it […]

Opinions Won’t Save the Day: Why Continuous Alignment Matters

The other day, I was on a coffee date with a friend – or more specifically, a former ‘intervision’ partner of mine. As usual, we were discussing how complex modern workplaces are. We started talking about a certain phenomenon that most of you have likely noticed – how bombarded we seem to be by opinions. […]

How to Use Communication and Influence With Low Performers

Communicating with low performers

Here’s something every leader has encountered before – a struggling co-worker who’s falling short of what you know they can deliver. They may be holding up your team’s progress, missing crucial deadlines, or just not putting their heart into their role.  Whatever the reason, low performance creates an uncomfortable situation in the workplace that we’d […]

Stop Assuming, Start Checking

stop signs to encourage people to stop assuming and ask and check

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a behavioral specialist – it’s that we aren’t mind readers. Did you need an interaction consultant to tell you that? I highly doubt it, but you’d be surprised at how often my colleagues and I find ourselves digging into different cases of miscommunication, only to find assumptions at […]