Drive-by Communication, Are You Guilty?

For more years then I care to mention I have worked with many different kinds of businesses; corporate, entrepreneurial, even the “mom and pop shops”.   Through this experience I’ve seen a common thread with regard to communication.  Particularly now, for every business, the marketplace is seen as being highly competitive, aggressive, and above all, requires…

The New “Normal”

In the past few weeks I have had some interesting conversations where a theme is developing.  I’m hearing people say, “when things get back to normal…”.  I find this to be a dangerous attitude to have; anticipating that things will return to a previous state instead of accepting circumstances as they are and operating in…

Hey, I need to tell you something…

In my position as a Communication Coach, I hold a tremendous responsibility to give important feedback to people who are sometimes in vulnerable positions. It has always been my intention to give this feedback in a way that is empowering, and I make sure I include practical ways to improve. I’ve been asked many times…

Not My Circus. Not My Monkeys.

I love this Polish proverb! While I wasn’t aware of the saying while my sons were growing up, I certainly subscribed to the thinking. I would find myself, like most parents, in situations where my boys would have gotten themselves in positions where their actions resulted in consequences that were not to their liking. They would then…