Why are your conversations damaging?

Why are your conversations damaging?

A while back I wrote about that ‘Content and Intent is all you need’ when it comes to have conversations that make a big difference.  I want to explore this more and help us understand what WE might bring to our conversations or feedback that heads them south. I’m...
What If Your Need To Be Right… Makes You Wrong?

What If Your Need To Be Right… Makes You Wrong?

The way some people are wired is that they need to be right (AKA Righties). Righties are continually on trial to prove that what they say, and what they do, is correct. They will often go to great lengths to demonstrate their ‘rightness’, including hurting people they...
Do You Have Conversations Or Yoursations?

Do You Have Conversations Or Yoursations?

‘Don’t interrupt me while I am letting you hear what I’m saying’. Yep… we’ve all been on the receiving end of those people that love hearing the sound of their own voice more than yours.  Or perhaps you can be honest enough with yourself to say that sometimes you...
Honesty Or Verbal Assassination? Are They Different?

Honesty Or Verbal Assassination? Are They Different?

Is honesty the best policy?  Do we stand behind….”I’m just being honest” as an excuse to verbally assassinate someone? You’re in a performance review and your Manager tells you that a couple of your colleagues think your ego walks in the door two hours before you do. ...