The Call to Collaborate is Irrevocable — It Will Never Be Taken Back

Have you ever been on a project team and felt the ground rules included some of these phrases? I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter. Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental. E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for […]

Destination: How to Win Friends & Influence People

This is the title of the popular, timeless book written by Dale Carnegie. It’s sold more copies than any other book except for the Bible. Here’s the short list of what you can do once you’ve reached the destination: Smile at everyone you meet, especially before you speak. Have compassion for every person you meet […]

Is Success the Same as Satisfaction?

I’m preparing to kick-off collaboration with a project team and one of the first few questions I will ask the team members is – ‘what is success on this project?’ They will say something like -‘finishing as quickly as possible and getting paid.’ The next question is ‘what does satisfaction look like?’ They might say […]

Kindness is Integration Made Visible

I was listening to Catholic radio in Dallas today and there was a show on ‘acts of kindness’. The title of this blog entry came from something said on that show. Most people desire an integrated team. A team that works together seamlessly. The opposite is a disintegration. A way to test integration or the […]