When the Shit Hits the Fan

Dear Amy and Kim, it's all very well to tell your dear followers, "4 ways to help you to speak up in the workplace", only for these readers to try and find out that speaking up doesn't always go as planned and the shit hits the fan. Then they remembered why they avoided disagreeing with... Continue Reading →

Pushing the Envelope

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking" George S Paton We all know how important innovation and collaboration are in organizations, especially tech companies. It is usually highly prized and encouraged. But to achieve these breakthroughs, we need to push the envelope within ourselves and in teams. At the same time, everyone seems... Continue Reading →

Most Organizations Are Not Democratic

Kremlin Vs Westminster System The latest buzzword in organizations is psychological safety, where team members feel free to speak up without any repercussions, but is it any wonder that they don't when the whole organization looks more like the Kremlin than the Westminster System and is structured to shut them up! The name "Kremlin" means... Continue Reading →

Conflict Resolution Vs Psychological Safety

What if I told you that we don't have psychological safety in teams because the method of resolving conflict in organizations has not altered in the last 100 years and is sadly lacking? And we could achieve psychological safety with the possible overhauling of this antiquated process. "Ha!" I hear you say rhetorically. "That would... Continue Reading →

Fighting Hidden Conflict Resolution

Malicious gossip is the scourge of most organizations. It is usually how most individuals in organizations deal with their minor conflicts. Also referred to as backbiting, badmouthing, venting or backstabbing, it can only exist if we do it in secret. It's our hidden conflict resolution and so ubiquitous that we don't even seem to notice... Continue Reading →

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