That’s right, I was done talking

That’s right, I was done talking

We have a saying in my house. Or at least I do. “That’s right, I was done talking,” I share when someone interrupts me. “I wasn’t just taking a breath.” Why is it that we, or at least many of us, feel the need to jump in with our thoughts and comments before the...
How to mend a broken work relationship

How to mend a broken work relationship

Recently a client (we’ll call her Sue) shared her frustration following a conversation she had with a colleague. The discussion seemed pretty benign to me, so I asked Sue why she had such strong feelings about it. She then gave me the back story of an earlier...
Five ways to set your employees up to fail

Five ways to set your employees up to fail

We unfortunately set people up to fail all the time. We may have the best intentions, and we may think we’re setting our reports up to succeed, but we may be making things more difficult for them. We may not be giving them the resources and support they need, or we...