February 2010 - Unique Training & Development

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Last week I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with a manager in advance of some leadership training that kicks off this week.   We were discussing how his management job had changed over the years. More automation, more communication, more regulations and fewer staff on the team[...]
Typically when we think of abrasive personalities we are talking about aggressive people who seem to have no filter on either what they say or how they say it. In some cases the abrasive person might be a no-nonsense straight-shooter who is perceived as abrasive but is actually constructive in an[...]
This past week I had the opportunity to read Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book What The Dog Saw. Gladwell wrote the best sellers Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers.   What I like most about Gladwell’s books is that they are fueled by a curiosity about things that most of us don’t[...]
Are you addicted to being right? Being right always feels nice but it could be holding you back from greater success. My wife Robin is right about many things and she is kind enough to let me think some of those things are actually my idea. We’ll explore the issue[...]
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