Fear of Feedback

Fear of Feedback

Q: We have a very sensitive engineer who is key to our startup. My partner and I have to be very careful how we phrase anything regarding his work. I’m not even talking about constructive criticism; it may just be something said in passing. We try very hard not to say...
Who Could Use the Gift of Connection?

Who Could Use the Gift of Connection?

You know who I mean − the relative sitting in the corner outside of the conversation. It’s the same every holiday. Perhaps that person is elderly, has a physical or a psychological problem that prevents them from interacting. He or she may have a hearing or memory...
Managing Drama in Your Startup

Managing Drama in Your Startup

According to a new book, No Ego by business consultant Cy Wakeman, the average worker spends 2.5 hours per day distracted by drama! We’ve all experienced varying degrees of workplace drama in other jobs – personal losses, power struggles, insubordination, office...
Pick Up the Pace on Sunday

Pick Up the Pace on Sunday

This morning, as I rode my bike towards the last of three “nasty” hills (in COREageous-speak that translates into “wonderfully steep”), it reminded me of how important it is to build some momentum ahead of a challenge. If I wait to pick up the pace at the base of the...