Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

One of my favorite ways to do introductions in my workshops is to ask people to share a fascinating fact about themselves. Too often I hear, “There isn’t anything fascinating about me.” They’re lying. The same goes for you. If you tell people there is nothing fascinating about yourself, you are lying, and you aren’t

The Workplace Meany

It’s really hard to be kind ALL of the time, and when you're not, are you being human or are you being a workplace meany? I’ve struggled with this myself. I felt regret when I vented about coworker to another coworker. I questioned if I should have managed a meeting when I wasn’t the one

Leaders Who Laugh

Leaders who laugh won’t be taken seriously. Leaders who laugh are unprofessional. Leaders who laugh aren’t good leaders. These are all misnomers. It’s actually the opposite. Leaders who laugh are relatable. Leaders who laugh humanize themselves. Leaders who laugh are leaders people want to work for. Stanford’s Graduate School of Business lecturers and workplace humor

Pump the Brakes!

I was a go kart passenger driven by a daring, competitive 9-year-old this weekend. Lap after lap she held off the other drivers so that we would round the track in first place every lap. The photo above didn’t capture our crash and burn finish. We crossed the finish line and were told to “brake,