Team Communication No-Brainers

Teams come in all shapes and sizes. Team members come with diverse communication habits and preferences. As a project manager or team member how do you accommodate these preferences and still have cohesive team communication? Here are 5 No-Brainer Tips for...

Eight Step Approach to Effective Feedback

Giving constructive feedback to someone may rank close to giving a presentation and death in terms of people's fears! There are many reasons given for this: being paralyzed by the projected reaction or push back, not knowing how to address the issue, hoping the issue...

Can You Hear Me Now?

How do you like to have information given to you so that you can take it in, absorb it, and really understand it? Some people like to hear all the details, and others like to see the big picture first. However, our tendency is to give people information based on the...

MBTI – How do you tell an Extravert from an Introvert?

How do you tell an Extravert from an Introvert? Many people say it's based on their energy level, but Myers-Briggs' theory says that it's really based on where you get your energy from. So let's think about this in terms of charging a battery. Extraverts, when they're...

Are You a Delegator or a Dumper?

If you are: Working longer hours than your staff; Doing work assigned to your staff; Not getting your top-priority items done; Regularly being interrupted by staff needing info or decisions; Consistently rushing to meet deadlines; Handing off tasks at the last minute;...

Head in the Clouds or Stuck in the Weeds?

Have you had this experience working with a project team? Some team members prefer to focus on the details while others focus on the big picture. It’s all related to how we prefer to take in information. Also, those who focus on details often prefer to rely on their...

Do Deadlines Drive You or Drive You Crazy?

Do you want everyone to be organized and timely? Or do you wish everyone would just go with the flow? Some people prefer an environment that is structured, scheduled, planned, and controlled; they strive for closure and hate last-minute stress ("Judgers" in...