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Are Your Meetings Starting Late? Dear Dana, I’m a project manager leading a team of eight cross functional employees on a six month project. We have frequent team meetings (at least once a week), but we seem to always start late because one or two people...

Best Practices for Identifying and Enhancing Your Leadership Style [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/PFdXLT_D8WI'] [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/aZGB10MT0MU'] Like millions of other Americans, I watched the tense ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations a few years back with many different reactions. Never in my lifetime did I expect to see the United States Congress not only...

Facilitation Skills for Trainers - Facilitation Skills for Difficult Training Attendees Have you ever kicked off your shoes after leading a particularly difficult training session and wanted to just give up!  Leading training sessions can be great when you’ve got an energized group that’s ready and...

The Leadership Delegation Dilemma - How Can I Delegate and Still Sleep at Night??? https://youtu.be/oOxCxDkE2a0 The leadership delegation dilemma is real! How many times have you said to yourself, “By the time I teach him/her how to do it, I could have just done it myself!”  Has...

Tips for Encouraging Creative Thinking on the Team The Problem: More and more teams are being asked to do more with less and find creative solutions to problems.  Facilitators and team leaders are often encouraging teams to “think outside the box”, but how do you actually do...

How Much Leadership Transparency is Advised During Organizational Change? Kelly Ripa recently returned to her TV show after what many would describe as an awkward absence at the very least.  According to media reports, after her sidekick Michael Strahan abruptly announced his pending departure from the...

The Secret to Employee Engagement – Engaging the Head AND the Heart Most seasoned leaders know that the key to a strong workforce and high morale is fostering and encouraging high levels of employee engagement, but the million dollar question is HOW DO YOU DO...

Project Management Skills for Leaders [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/oFPYKflmYD8'] Years ago I decided to completely revamp my standard project management skills training workshop to develop a second version for non project managers because I’d been getting so many requests from non project manager types who had no intention of...

Best Practices for Leading Multi Cultural Meetings The Problem: With the increasing prevalence of virtual teams that span the globe, multicultural audiences are becoming more common.  Meeting leaders must be poised to meet the unique needs of these groups.  One of the key roles of any meeting...