Subtle Angles to Notice – Team Assessment & Coaching

There is a certain “deportment” if you can call it that, I have with my friends I keep in-touch with from high school. There are a lot of old nicknames that resurface, one-liners from movies made in the mid-80’s that ricochet from every corner of the room we happen to be occupying and less than […]

Debates to avoid. Just take action.

I track discussions on a Linked-In group for followers of TED. TED is where some really talented subject experts gather and talk on a topic for 20 minutes. Someone posted the topic – Do you believe in God? Atheists and Believers collide! It’s difficult to win this argument and take action. Only work with people […]

Behavior’s Not Scientific, It’s Humanistic

An important distinction in business today is scientific behavior (which is mechanical and a process such as building a nest or hunting) versus humanistic behavior (demeanor, manners, bearing, conduct or deportment). Through evolving technology and the use of existing processes in new ways, the definitions of behavior have been misapplied. In business, scientific behavior has been mistaken for humanistic […]

More Firms Bow to Generation Y’s Demands

This is a ludicrous statement. It’s making a mountain out of a mole hill. It’s one of the headline articles from the Wall Street Journal today. Utilizing “generational differences” makes things more complicated for organizations. EVERYONE HAS NEEDS.  1. Instead of utilizing generational differences, it’s important to keep things simple by asking the “customer” (your […]

How to Be “Lucky”

I learned from soccer if you keep your “eyes-up” – looking not only in front of you, but above you, beside you (left and right) and below you and keep moving (never standing still for too long) the answers you’re looking for will come to you. You will be able to anticipate, know where to […]

You Can’t Collaborate Without This….

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. — James Thurber

Quote of the Day

Are you walking the talk or stumbling the mumbling?

Hilarious – Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty

Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? This was sent to me by my colleague, Terry Schmidt. This collection of answers from continues to grow. Check out the website to add your thoughts. The optimist says the glass is half full. The pessimist says the glass is half empty. The project manager says the glass […]

What is Collaboration Implementation?

One way to define it is Deportment. Deportment: behavior related to a code or arbitrary standard (loose standards combined with evolving best practices). For example, deportment is guided by rules of etiquette. “The teacher gave Susan a mark of “B” in deportment.”