Speaking with integrity

I always strive to speak with integrity. Sometimes, I don’t get it right, and that only proves I’m human. So, what does it mean to speak with integrity? Is it the same thing as speaking the truth? The problem with truth is that it’s primarily rooted...

Keep respecting them

According to Stephen Covey, one of the characteristics of trust is when people are demonstrating respect for each other. Respecting others seems to be easier to do when things are going good. What happens, though, when things aren’t going as good? I’ve seen wherein...

When you think your team has communication problems

I was once asked if the leadership team I was working with was having a communication problem. While communication is one of the most visible symptoms of what’s happening in a team, communication is rarely the problem. Communication is when we exchange some...

Extending trust is easier said than done

There’s a saying that says, “to get others to trust you; you must first trust them.” Easy to say, but how do you do that? Especially, if you don’t know the other person? You don’t know what they know, what they believe, or how they’re...

Make today better than yesterday

I spend a lot of time learning. Sometimes, it’s through books and webinars. Other times, it’s through a course. My most significant learning, though, happens through experience. One of the best ways to build trust with others is to demonstrate that you...

How am I stopping myself?

Publishing a blog post on a daily basis is a big commitment. To succeed in my goal, I want to have enough posts queued up that I don’t have to write every day. For more than a year I succeeded in meeting this intention and often had posts queued up two or more weeks...