Conflict can be valuable

Conflict doesn’t conjure up thoughts of happiness. This is a term that speaks of a serious disagreement, an argument and friction. We either avoid it altogether or pretend it isn’t there. Rarely [...]

Domino effect

In our VFQ book on Motivation, we talk about how actions and behaviors can demotivate people and teams when you have two common scenarios; either being held responsible for something you don’t [...]

Communication breakdown

I listened to someone recently who complained about a colleague’s views and behavior in a certain situation. This person was frustrated with their colleague’s response and wanted everyone to know [...]

Knowing and doing

Someone once wisely said, “it’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know” – this is not only true in the most obvious way, it’s also something that we all struggle with. Practically and [...]

For the love of whales

If you’ve read Ken Blanchard’s book, The One Minute Manager, then you are familiar with the analogy he uses about whales and motivating people. Ken describes a scenario where killer whales are [...]

Writers write

An obvious statement. One that I sometimes find easy to forget though. I have been talking about writing for some time. I’ve always wanted to write well. I am an avid reader. I’ve read many [...]