- Do You Know What Obama Knows?
In Maryland, it is easy to get an education by reading the bumper stickers on your fellow travelers’ cars. Recently I was struck by the leadership lessons offered by President...
- Dancing with a Bear
Stepping on Toes The giant man rose to his feet displaying his 6’8”, 400-pound frame, reached for his coat as if ready to walk out, and asked me “Do you want...
- The Zombie Chronicles
In my last post I shared four things you can do to create a zombie workforce. If you have a tribe of zombies but would rather have a team of...
Category Archives: Conflict
Stepping on Toes The giant man rose to his feet displaying his 6’8”, 400-pound frame, reached for his coat as if ready to walk out, and asked me “Do you want to know what I think of that?” We had … Continue reading
Johns Hopkins’ physician Marty Makary is campaigning to make healthcare safer – and cheaper – by publishing healthcare outcomes for all to see. His new book, Unaccountable, is sure to be a clarion call for true healthcare reform – as … Continue reading
It seems to me that entering frank conversations with peers, employees, and superiors can hurt your career. That’s too bad because honest frank conversations are more than important for success; they are required. The gate to success is marked “Courage to Deal with Reality Required; No Ostriches Allowed.” Continue reading
This is an interesting commentary on communication with and among leaders. Dangers of Deference:Ron Ashkenas, HBR:http://t.co/uPyMepW My thoughts… For many years I worked in the private sector where this dynamic was very evident. The degree of deference present seemed to … Continue reading
…teams as well as couples have a list of undiscussables, issues they avoid broaching at all costs in order to preserve a modicum of peace, to preserve the relationship. In reality, the relationship steadily deteriorates for lack of the very conversation they so carefully avoid. It’s difficult to raise the level if the slide has lasted over a period of years, and that is what keeps many of us stuck. —- Susan Scott, in Fierce Conversations
As long as I can remember, I have always been struck by the lack of honesty in conversations. It seems futile to me.
Why talk, why relate if you won’t be honest with each other. Continue reading