Removing Email Drag in 4 Simple Steps

Do you wake up in the morning, check your phone (first mistake), then feel your energy tank as you see the number of new unread messages? Looks like it will be another double-cappuccino morning starter. A few months ago I hired a coach to help me improve my personal effectiveness and we began with a
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jul 04, 2016

Putting the ‘I’ in Team

There’s no ‘I’ in team is a phrase I’ve hated for a long time. It’s ridiculous! Of course there are individuals in every team! And they don’t automatically shelve their aspirations and motivations just to serve the greater good. No, sir. We live in the real world. Our organizations and the people that work within
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jun 09, 2016

Writing a fab presentation

I’ve had many great opportunities to deliver presentations over the course of my experience. From IBM to PSAC, I’ve enjoyed the eager attention of many people who want to learn. But there’s always a challenge in producing each one, to keep them fresh and interesting. Tomorrow I’m delivering a brand new speech entitled “Putting the
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jun 09, 2016

No WIIFM? No Support. 5 Tips for Buy-in During Difficult Change

“This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.” We had just announced a critical shift in the way projects are catalogued. For years the business had been applying a numbering system that included year, cost center, project type and other critical information. With a glance at that number, documents could be quickly filed and invoices
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • May 23, 2016

Buy, Borrow or Bypass: Mastering the Challenge of Leading Change by H. James Dallas

This book is the author’s personal view on what it takes to effect change as a leader. As such, there is little on the way of research or reflection on what others have done in the domain. However, the author is clearly good at what he does – he has a number of helpful insights.
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • May 13, 2016