I am tired of people not showing up for meetings. Showing up can take the form of any or some of the following; Not preparing for the meeting.Interrupting people.Setting the meeting back with irrelevant questions. I’m tired of those things happening on my ZOOM calls. Yes we might be tired of having to have all the meetings, but let’s not confuse ZOOM with our inherent meeting culture which is the real problem.

When you’re honest. When you tell it like it is. When you don’t sugarcoat it. When you’re upfront. When you don’t speak in hushed tones or backrooms. When the answers are clear and concise. And most importantly, when you say – “I don’t know.” Those three words are the starting point to making anything better because then you know where you stand, where your team stands and what you need to do move forward. Before…

There is a scene in any number of action movies where the new student tries to defeat their teacher and ultimately fails. Then the teacher says – “Again” or “Begin” or “Start” – or anything to that ilk that forces the new student to dust themselves off, shake off whatever happened, and get back up and try it again. In the beginning it starts with anger, the student is frustrated, but then, slowly it changes…

Confusion occurs when the task we are trying to accomplish is hit with new information that questions the necessity of the task. I’m asked to make scrambled eggs, but we have no eggs. Confusion – what should I do? Compounded Confusion occurs when we don’t change our direction based on the new information. I tell you we have no eggs and yet we keep being asked to make scrambled eggs. Now the issue is no…