Month: March 2016

Leading change you don’t agree with? Rise above your emotions

I frequently blog about leading change, and in the past I’ve explained how people’s reaction to change follows a classic model (How to manage change in the workplace).  What happens though if you are responsible for leading and implementing change that you don’t agree with yourself?  What then?  Leading change you don’t agree with is […]

Even with email, make it easy for people to phone you

Since we’ve been talking about email effectiveness here on the blog for the last little while (getting the subject line right, not sending FYI emails, and the importance of grammar and spell check), here’s one more.  Make it easy for your addressee to get a hold of you.  Make sure your signature line has at […]

Poorly written emails will sabotage your success

Earlier this month, I penned a couple of posts about things people do that sabotage the effectiveness of their emails – specifically, not getting your subject line right, and sending email that is “Just FYI”.  Given some of the interest it generated, I thought it would be worth covering some more in the next few […]

Final chance for open-enrollment professional development in Alberta

If you belong to an association that requires you to attend ongoing professional development programs, then don’t miss out on your final chance (at least until next fall) for cost-effective leadership and workplace communication training. Last September, I announced a series of “open enrollment” full-day leadership training programs in Edmonton and Calgary that I would […]

Compensating for Parkinson’s Law – good practice or disingenuous?

Years ago, when I was still at university, I experienced first-hand the validity and strength of Parkinson’s Law. This time-tested adage – Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion – stand true even today, as it still very aptly describes what repeatedly occurs in workplaces. And if you’re managing projects […]