Collaboration: Three Practical Tips

In my work, I often get questions such as "How do I collaborate?" “I asked them what they thought. That’s collaboration, right?” Or, “We spent three weeks discussing this before I took a call. That’s definitely collaboration”. One such recent conversation made me think about what really is collaboration after all? Using the principle that collaboration must ...

Respect: Why It Is Important, Simple And Beneficial

It was Friday morning. We were taking the elevator down to the basement this morning to drive in to work, my husband and I. One of those days when we had a long wait before one of the elevators finally showed up, it was the smaller one, and it already had a family of two ...

Healthy Leadership: What does it mean and why is it important?

At a meeting with the senior leadership team discussing a new and improved performance management system, several senior executives raised questions about the efficacy of the system. They questioned it's relevance to the organization, its impact on employee morale and so on. It seemed odd for these concerns to arise without the group even having discussed ...

The case of the new business head and his new vision

Ray stood there and explained to them why they needed to change. “These are some difficult calls you must make as senior leaders. Changes in business strategy are not easy and to achieve these new goals, we have to change the way we do things”.  Ray was being one of the most transparent leaders I ...

Empathy And The Importance Of Connecting With Hearts

Mental Note 1: People don’t like to be told why something is happening if they don’t care for it It’s true, I reflected… If Sam shares passionately about how the next Visual Studio release by Microsoft is going to change the coding lives of the developers on team, Manu from Marketing is going to reply to an ...