Take Charge of Your Meetings Today

How much can you — one individual — possibly affect the culture of meetings in your organization? The answer is . . . a lot! Vow to take ownership of every meeting you attend. No more showing up unprepared, day dreaming, or doing other work and leaving the meeting with no clear actions or solutions.

Make Meetings More Effective in The New Reality

Meetings in The New Reality need to be functional, customer focused, and extremely efficient (meaning short!). The world is moving too fast, the competition is too fierce, and customers are too impatient to put up with ineffective, dull, dysfunctional, or internally focused meetings. In The New Reality, effective meetings are a key to unlocking and leveraging

Special Announcement: Do You Hate Meetings?

Do any of these words describe your typical team or corporate meeting? Repetitive. Boring. Waste of Time. Meetings can be a waste of time and a drag on productivity, or they can be one of your organization’s most important tools to create better outcomes for customers. Let me show you how… My new website, IHateMeetings.com,

Accelerate Your Learning Curve

Learning in the old reality was all about time… time to read, time to think, time to practice. But that’s no longer the case. Learning today is all about speed. Response time, cycle time, and manufacturing time continue to decrease. The same has happened to learning time. Learning today happens in real time. Practice is

Job Security is Gone

Let’s get one thing straight: There is no such thing as job security anymore. You know this, right? And, all of your employees and associates know it, too, right? Right? Though the concept of job security may be gone, the good news is that it’s has been replaced with something else — employment security. And,

Speed is Critical

Alert: The pace of change you see today is the slowest you will ever experience. Not only will change not go away, but the pace will do nothing but increase. So what does that mean to you? That in this New Reality, the pace of individuals and businesses needs to increase as well. What can

Flex Your Flexibility

“What was wrong with the old way?” say your colleagues. “Just give me some time to get used to the idea,” says your manager. In the old environment, there was time to adjust. People had the chance to get comfortable and work through resistance to changes occurring around them. Now, as the global marketplace gets

Let Your Confidence Show

Finish this sentence: If I can (run a marathon), then I can certainly (deliver that presentation). Next time you’re faced with a challenge and your confidence is a little shaky, use this sentence, filling in the specifics; Repeat it like a mantra. You may be surprised at the results. This idea is called confidence transfer

This, Too, Shall Change

The accelerated pace of the world has complicated communication in the workplace. Take this typical scenario: You get information about a change to communicate to your colleagues. But within weeks or even days, the information is no longer accurate. The result? Your colleagues’ trust and confidence in you decrease. So the next time you take

Speak Up – Be Inquisitive

Why? Why do we do it that way? Why can’t we try this? Why is that important? Why don’t we do this instead? Why? Why? Why? Voltaire said, “Judge a man by the quality of his questions, not the quality of his answers.” Asking questions is an integral part of FutureTense performance. Look closely and