Are you Consistently Inconsistent?

During a recent coaching session, my client was describing the challenge of working with a boss who regularly sets priorities. Unfortunately, there is little consistency between these priorities – and sometimes they even conflict with one another. As a manager himself, this person struggles to implement these changes to his direct reports, knowing that another ‘priority’ may surface tomorrow. Other clients have shared similar stories of bosses who are inconsistent. As a result, I’ve talked to many employees who are experiencing...

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The Power of Transparency

Transparency is desired by employees and feared by management. There is a belief that being vulnerable, stating our goals or challenges to others will result in embarrassment or lack of respect from employees. The opposite is actually true. Why do we say that goals are important to write down? It’s simple – if we fail to document our goals we tend to lose sight of them. The same is true for transparency. Recently I attended an event where David Scott-Thomas of the Speed River Track and Field Club spoke and was impressed by how he used...

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