Tag: dysfunction

Gossip: Good Sign, Bad sign, or Just a Sign?

The Harvard Business Review just came out with an article “Stop Enabling Gossip on Your Team“. Yet in 2013 that same magazine published an article entitled “Go Ahead and Gossip.” As a consultant I spend a month or two at a school district and then move on. The level of gossip in an organization is immediately clear to

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Who are you calling Bossypants?  Well, think Sarah Palin. Two things are required: Speak with complete authority and conviction Maintain a constant metronomic pace Rhythm is important.  There can be no pauses for reflection or feedback.  It is hard to maintain a theatrical pace, especially when the speechifying is extemporaneous. So when content is lacking, Bossypants will

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