[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Tips for Managing 4 Varieties of the Difficult Boss   [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/z1vknGjviCc'] As a corporate trainer and professional speaker, I speak on various topics (e.g. communications, meeting facilitation, team development, project management, etc.) to a variety of different audiences around the...

Leading Conference Calls Successfully   [vc_video link='https://youtu.be/I7Cy9tADDHQ'] The Problem: It seems that these days conference calls are more prevalent than face to face meetings.  Unfortunately, the reality is that leading these calls effectively can prove to be a challenge.  Without face to face contact, it’s difficult to effectively manage...

Best Practices for Facilitating Strategy Sessions The Problem: Oftentimes, facilitators or team leaders are asked to lead a “strategy session”.  This type of session can pose some unique challenges and the facilitator must come prepared! Consider these suggestions…. Meeting with the senior executive sponsoring the effort is critical!...

Tips for Facilitating Large Groups The Problem: Maybe you’ve been asked to lead a session with 20, 30, 40 attendees and though…yikes!!!  Facilitating a large group certainly poses its unique challenges.  This is certainly not the time to “wing it” J  With careful preparation and planning, large...

Facilitation Tips for a Requirements Validation Session The Problem: Ensuring that a requirements document is accurate, complete, and fully supported by key stakeholders can be critically important.  Unfortunately, requirements validation sessions can be protracted and challenging.  Oftentimes, the goal of the session is to gain agreement among...