Teamwork: Get In the Boat And Row

Teamwork is an essential value, in both our social and work lives. Many of us played team sports as kids. Most of us have had to describe how and why we consider ourselves to be “team players.” And teamwork and team-building exercises are staples of most workplaces. So why do we often end up feeling like we’re on a team of one? Too often the team environment is inauthentic — only lip service or corporate talk. […]

What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then (with thanks to Dr.Seuss)

Last week, the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) BC Chapter invited me to be part of an event entitled, "What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then". They invited 10 senior communicators to impart five minutes of [...]

Even Acrobats Need A Safety Net: Helping Your Team Soar

We need to coach, empower and encourage them to stretch their wings. But when a team member first takes flight, it's important to provide a safe place to land. It's not always easy to take that first leap if one [...]