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Most organizations are constantly undergoing some sort of change and too many struggle with it.  Managing teams in the midst of change can be a challenge so here are a few tips and best practices that I share during my organizational change training events. Increase communication...

Project Management Training Isn't Just for Project Managers! As a corporate trainer and keynote speaker, I'm amazed by how often I'm asked to provide project management training or present project management focused talks for non project management audiences.  I really shouldn't be though because my decades...

Corporate Team Retreat Facilitator Shares Team Building Retreat Tips As a corporate team retreat facilitator, I've facilitated many, many corporate team retreats, and I've also attended more than a few lackluster ones.  Here are a few of my favorite tips about common mistakes you want to...

Tips for discouraging cliques within the team Dear Dana, I’m taking my team offsite for a team retreat, and I’m concerned about people grouping off into their same cliques. One of the frustrating things about our meetings is that we’ve got a few pairs of team members...

Tips for effectively managing meeting time: The Problem: Let’s face it – one of the reasons why many people hate attending meetings is that they too often drag ON and ON and ON with no end in sight!  We’re all frustrated by the meeting leader who drifts...

Tips for Facilitating Group Consensus The Problem: Do you ever feel that you’re herding a group of feisty cats instead of leading a meeting because your team members simply can’t agree?  Well, take comfort in knowing that this common problem plagues most meeting facilitators at one point...

How do you project confidence leading meetings when you're really not? The Problem: Oftentimes we’re thrust into situations where we’re expected to lead a meeting, and we may lack the confidence we think we should have.  Maybe we’re not confident because we’re new to the organization, possibly...