Coercive Rhetorical Behavior

We use rhetoric to influence our argument by HOW we deliver our message rather than by WHAT we actually argue. When our rhetoric becomes coercive or abusive, we should agree to step up to such behavior and object in real-time. From the beating of a single brow (browbeating) to the raising of tone and volume, this behavior is not... Continue Reading →

Co-founder Conflict Anyone?

"Some 65% of startups fail because of co-founder conflict"NOAM WASSERMAN – THE FOUNDER'S DILEMMAS So, you are a co-founder of a startup, and you have a conflict with your co-founder. How do you go about resolving it? Or maybe you sweep it under the carpet, only to trip over it later? What if you had access... Continue Reading →

Level Playing Field

In my opinion, when it comes to getting Psychological Safety into your team or organization, there is no better way to start than creating a level playing field, especially when disagreeing with your manager, boss, or CEO.You would never have to worry about what you said in front of them, knowing that if you did... Continue Reading →

How Does Your Team Tackle Bullying?

Bullying works. If it didn't work, there wouldn't be any.At times, people in a team will bully or use coercive behavior to unfairly affect the outcome of a decision. Obviously bullying in teams will influence the decision-making process and affect the actual choices made. This may explain why so many startup teams fail. If you... Continue Reading →

Is Psychological Safety a Myth?

If someone claimed that a particular startup team or organization has a high level of Psychological Safety, you would expect that the team members would be able to answer a series of psych. safety questions in unison, right? Taking this test should be an accurate and objective way to prove one way or the other... Continue Reading →

Google Does Evil

I think everyone should see the latest movie on Netflix, The Billion Dollar Code and make Google pay for their corrupt behavior in some way. Google does do evil, in my opinion.

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