Can you hear me in the back of the room?

It happened again.  We had a full department meeting and as people showed up many, if not most, scoped out seats in the back rows of the large, theater style meeting room.  Several staff and the leadership team sat up front.  What a view from where I stood at the podium.   I saw people in the... Continue Reading →

Effective Communication: Step into the Circle

I attended a meeting recently and saw something different as I entered the room.  Instead of the typical long rectangular conference table there were just chairs arranged in rough circles, one within the other (see illustration below).  Immediately I knew this meeting was starting well.  As leaders we can not dismiss the importance of room layout... Continue Reading →

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