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 […]

How Do You Make Someone Sit 2 Inches Taller in Their Chair?

For anyone who scoffs at the value of learning to collaborate deeper, here’s a story… My wife, Sally and I are adding-on to our house and we had our weekly project team meeting with the architect and contractor. At the beginning of the project, before the first drawing was ever made, we established ground rules […]

1 9 10 11