The Exchanges Between Us: Key to Collective Ingenuity

The Quality of Your Exchanges Matter A group of people are more successful at their mission when they use and exchange words, ideas and strategic concepts to evoke collective ingenuity. Simply, the quality of our conversation influences the the quality of our action. [Tweet "The quality of our conversation influences the quality of our action. [...]

The Exchanges Between Us: Key to Collective Ingenuity2016-05-31T05:41:35-04:00

Is it too easy or difficult to oppose you? Three ways to appropriate engage tough conversations

When people work with you, is it too easy or too difficult to oppose you?   Indicators it's too easy to oppose you At the first sign of opposition, you Yield your position Change your position State that you're probably not qualified to speak on the issue anyway Look to align with the predominant view [...]

Is it too easy or difficult to oppose you? Three ways to appropriate engage tough conversations2016-05-27T06:47:12-04:00

Leading change? Avoid the mistake that thwarts progress

Frustrated Frank:   I really wish you would’ve let me know before you made that decision.   Hard Charging Hanna: Sorry. I thought we were moving forward based on my conversation with  Joe.   Frustrated Frank:   Well, Joe didn’t have all the information when you talked with him. This affects my team in big time. In [...]

Leading change? Avoid the mistake that thwarts progress2016-05-20T08:13:06-04:00

How to Not Suck at Delivering Important Messages: The Pivot

Remember the game, Telephone? A circle of people--one by one--whisper a word or phrase to each other until the last person utters the phrase out loud so the group can see if/how it has changed. It's amusing to see what happens to the phrase by the time it's announced.   It's one thing to keep [...]

How to Not Suck at Delivering Important Messages: The Pivot2016-05-16T09:04:49-04:00

FREE DOWNLOAD! 

Sign up to download Section One of Dave Fleming’s book, Tribal Alchemy: Mining Your Team’s Collective Ingenuity. You will also receive a weekly newsletter with tips for infusing ingenuity into your work.  
Written by Dave Fleming