Eliminate Boring Meetings (pt 2): Skyrocket Performance

group thumbs upIn the last blog post I suggested it was possible to kill the deadly boring meeting and a great practice to begin the process.

This week let’s look at ways to lead successful meetings that are productive and meaningful for everyone involved and how to translate it into improved overall team performance.

As a meeting leader, the first question is: What is the purpose of the meeting are you leading? [Read more…]

Improve Your Communication – Get Better Business Results Now

Please share below your experience improving communication.  I would love to hear what is working for you and where there are still challenges.

5 Ways to Instantly Improve Organizational Efficiency

close up of leaf compressedIn my last post, I shared ways to open communication between you and your team, especially when things are not going well.

Positive patterns of communication release the tension that naturally builds when individuals are working to achieve ambitious goals and the necessary connections between team members are not well established.  My free e-book will help you do this (look to the right).

This post focuses more broadly on how to support positive communication across the organization.  Patterns of communication are strongly correlated to organizational efficiency. [Read more…]

Wish you could Fire Your Staff and Start Over?

messy officeHave you ever taken a leadership position in  an organization that was in need of a major turnaround? 

Ever wanted to fire all your team members and start over?

Leaders in this position often have the highest expectations of effecting change—change that will turn a poorly functioning organization into a more successful one.

You took this job because you believe in the mission of the organization and feel compelled to lend your skills and talents to improving the way the organization operates.  [Read more…]

7 Steps to Manage Change in an Organization

Brent Newman, CEO, Grundy Housing Authority with supporters

Brent Newman, CEO Grundy Housing Authority and Supporters

Brent Newman is the CEO of the Grundy County Housing Authority in Morris, Illinois and a past Skillful Means client.  He and his staff provide housing for some of the poorest elderly and disabled residents in their community. [Read more…]

Creating a New Website

crooked path

Following a path that has not always seemed smooth or straight forward, I took a scary step tonight.   I announced all over Facebook and through an email that will go out tomorrow, my new website is launched.  You know, because you are here.  I have about 400 people on my list from my many different activities including my Skillful Means clients, but also my massage therapy clients and Kum Nye yoga students.

If you are one of those people, I hope you will find something you love here.  Skillful Means embodies all that is healing and wholesome in the world, while at the same time helping people find deep value and satisfaction in their work.  It is a place to explore transforming stress, to learn to communicate better, to learn to work with others more easily and love all of your activities in life – most especially to love and appreciate work.  I am so excited to explore these things with you. [Read more…]

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