April 2012

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My fellow Northwestern Wildcat alumni David Grossman, an internal communication expert, recently shared research in his blog suggesting senior managers are the biggest roadblock to “fearless” internal communication by managers. Gaining leader understanding and support remains a big challenge for many managers who are willing and able to communicate with their teams. This research certainly confirms my…

Read more Leadership Is Its Own Worst Enemy In Manager Outreach

Recently, as I was coaching my 10-year-old’s Lacrosse team, I was faced with a leadership/coaching challenge: the disruptive team member. Yes, here I was with all my professional credentials, having worked with senior leaders across the board, having led merger talks and having even dabbled in some labor relations — yet now here I was…

Read more What My Ten-Year-Old’s Team Continues to Teach Me About Leadership

Oh, Come On. If you’ve ever worked — you’ve said probably said something along these lines when a manager/boss/whathaveyou did something utterly ridiculous. This is what Oh, Come On is all about; sharing stories of past work woes with the world… a bit of catharsis for you, a bit of enjoyment for others. So, what are you…

Read more Oh, Come On: Start Sharing!