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Workplace: Introductions

Introductions come in written, electronic, spoken, and video as well as voicemail forms these days. Let’s look at the various introductions happening each work week. Reading: When reading a book or a magazine, an introduction happens in several forms. Books title...
Workplace: Questions

Workplace: Questions

Questions matter to our well-being, our problem-solving, and our daily lives. Questions asked uncover information. Unasked questions leave us searching for information. The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley (2020) got me thinking again about the questions we ask...

Workplace: Work-for-Hire

Work-for-hire means that I hire you to do work and I own the results of your work. It can apply to a variety of work outputs. If you agree to the arrangement or a work-for-hire contract, you are giving up your rights to the work in the present and in the future. Some...

Workplace: Will

Why does the word Will matter? Because it can mean so many things and be used in so many ways. American English is full of words that have multiple meanings. A sales skill training workshop years ago proved this with an activity that said “Write down how you define...

Workplace: Not Asking

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Was an official US Government military policy from February 28, 1994 through September 20, 2011. Not asking or telling somehow implied that a safer experience and environment could exist. Today’s discussion is not on the merits of this policy....

Workplace: Developmental

Developmental concepts have been top-of-mind due to a government organization sharing its work with the book “An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization” by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey (2016). They even brought the authors on site...

Workplace: An Advantage

Governmental and for-profit billion-dollar enterprises I have worked with recently commented on their use of The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni. So, I tracked down a copy of the book. Here’s my review. Every...