Success!

Among friends, colleagues and clients, the topic of success keeps popping up at an oddly frequent rate. Perhaps it’s because spring is in the air and fresh ideas are floating […]

Upon Reflection

In reading the recap of this week’s news, I came across Hillary Clinton’s message supporting marriage equality. The subject of her statement, while important, is not what got my attention. […]

Getting Through

The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. ~Sydney J. Harris Have you ever […]

Are You Avoiding the Newbie?

If you have started a new job recently or can remember a time when your job was new, you may have noticed that people who have been working at a […]

Visualize Good Communication

How do you want to communicate at work? Start with a vision of what it feels like when communication works well – then you’ll be able to recognize it when […]

Be Curious – Don’t Just Question

We often ask rhetorical questions of one another at work. But what if we asked questions and actually wanted to know the answer? What if we could actually be curious […]

Decreasing Workplace Annoyances

Ok, it’s Tuesday morning. Have any of your colleagues made you nuts so far this week? I bet at least one has. And, depending on the severity of his or […]

Problems Start in the Communication Channel

All problems start in the communication. Humans – for better and for worse – are the cause.

Communication Fitness – Practice the Basics

We’re born communicators, but that doesn’t mean that some practice doesn’t do us good. We expect that we can all communicate well because it’s something that humans are supposed to […]

Use Your Brain – it’s Good for Mindfulness

I teach clients to develop communication skills that help them stay present, effective and engaged at work. These skills are profoundly helpful and are easily observed as beneficial when practiced […]