Infographic-How to say no to a good idea

Infographic-How to say no to a good idea

I was giving a speech to the top 400 leaders at a hospital last week. In the Q&A period, I received many great questions, including: “how do I say no to a good idea brought to me by a team member?” You can skip right to the infographic at the bottom or read the...
The Change Your Team Blog

The Change Your Team Blog

I received a note from a member of the ChangeYourTeam community last week. In it, the person shared her difficult position. Here’s an abridged version. “I am a young leader with a team of people who not only have been in their positions longer than I have been a...
Use your words

Use your words

  “Use your words.”  It’s a line you probably heard as a child when you were getting agitated but not articulating what was wrong.  Your parents taught you that expressing your frustration in words gives you a shot at making things better. Fast forward to...
How to foster more open and honest debate

How to foster more open and honest debate

I’m working on a project for a client on how to foster more open and honest debate.  It’s a topic that I think most teams can benefit from, so I thought I would share some of the ideas here on the blog.  Today, I’m going to hit on the high-level issues you need to...
3 quick tips to fix a bad reputation on your team

3 quick tips to fix a bad reputation on your team

If you think you have a bad reputation on your team, it’s time to change how people think of you. Teams are hard. If you’ve found yourself off on the wrong foot, you need to fix it or risk becoming an outcast on your team.  Everyone knows the one person who can’t play...