Leadership Caffeine Jam Session #3: All About Tuning Your Communication Skills for Success

We’re live on January 14 at noon central with the latest (free) Leadership Caffeine Jam Session entitled: The Persuasive Power of the Right Words in the Right Order Said the Right Way. No slides, no pitches, plenty of ideas and interaction!

Leadership Caffeine™—Are You the Cause of Your Team’s Creativity Deficit? 

Creativity—the ability to look at complicated situations and identify novel solutions that solve problems, advance initiatives, or rewrite old rules—may be the most critical skill of all in our workplaces. As leaders, we need to foster it, stimulate it, and do everything we can to ensure we're not the ones suppressing it. Sadly, creativity is something that many leaders trample all over in their daily activities. 

Introducing the Leadership Caffeine Jam Sessions—What Webinars Should Be

Any event that brings people together and doesn't tap into the knowledge and ideas of the participants is an event that misses the mark. It's time for something different! Introducing the Leadership Caffeine Jam Sessions!

Leadership Caffeine™—Who Are You?

While many individuals deliberately keep their work personas and their personal personas separate, I checked, and each of us is one person. Yet, the faster you grow comfortable letting them see you as that whole person, the faster they’ll trust you. And yes, trust is the critical foundation for high performance.

Leadership Caffeine™—How Managers Can Turbocharge One-on-Ones to Promote Growth

I'm consistently surprised by how few managers and executives have a game plan for their one-on-one sessions with team members. Just ask those team members, as too many describe these sessions with the boss as infrequent or inconsistent, ineffective, and in some cases, intolerable. Here are 7 ideas to help you increase the effectiveness of your one-on-one sessions for all parties:

Feedback is Funny—Just Not in a “Ha Ha” Kind of Way

OK, the topic of feedback isn't stand-up comedy funny. It's funny as in odd because there are so many contradictions surrounding it. Here are five practices to help managers bring feedback to life as the performance-enhancing tool it is capable of being:

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