Start with Laughter: Increasing productivity

Increasing Team Productivity

A question I receive really frequently is how to have a better staff meeting.

I wrote an article about this awhile back which was really popular called Stop Having Status Meetings: 5 better things to do instead. Read More

The hidden (and most important) information in every organization

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What is really happening here?

In my recent TEDx talk: Reclaiming Humanity at Work, I told a story about how when I started a new executive level job, that I wasn’t sure exactly what I was supposed to be doing. Read More

Reclaiming Humanity at Work: It's here!

I’m happy to announce that my TEDx talk can now be viewed online!

“Who are your enemies?”

I have been asked that interview question for my whole life as I was growing my career.

I am recalling being in my twenties, sitting across the table from a grizzly and embittered executive who would ask me, “Who are your enemies?”

When I would fail to produce a list of enemies, the interviewer would look at me with disdain, like I was the most irrelevant person on the planet, implying, “How can you claim to be competent if you haven’t made powerful enemies?”

That scene seems so ridiculous to me now. Read More

Who should be the hero in your team?


Lately I have been having a lot of conversations with clients about leadership and delegating.

Delegating is one of the most important things that effective leaders do.

But I have been noticing a stumbling block with some leaders when it comes to delegating that is a bit of a paradox. Read More

Trust. There is no Neutral

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The Monday MOVE Idea

Each Monday until the launch of my upcoming book MOVE, I’ll be sharing an important idea from the book. This week: Trust — There is no neutral.

Most people are pro-trust.

You don’t see people walking around saying that they don’t think trust is important, or that they think trust is a bad thing. Read More

Building Trust and Motivation

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Building Trust and Motivation.

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If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free.

Don’t leave trust to chance!

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The right (and wrong) way to have a skip level meeting

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Don’t count only on filtered information

As a manager, it’s vitally important that you talk to people at all levels in your organization — not just the managers who report to you.

It’s not that your managers are maliciously hiding information from you…But if you never experience the business from the employees’, sales rep’s, and service people’s perspective (the individuals doing the work) you won’t be good at your job. Read More

Critical Business Conversations

This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Critical Business Conversations.

If you missed it you can download the recording.

Members of Azzarello group can download this webinar for free.

Critical Business Conversations

Conversations move business forward

As I work with executives at many companies, one of the things I notice that makes the most effective leaders and teams really stand out, is their ability to have the right conversations. Read More

Motivating Without Money

This month’s webinar was on the topic of Motivating Without Money

If you missed it, you can download the recording.

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This is a very useful webinar to download if you want to:

  • Increase performance and momentum in your team
  • Build genuine loyalty, support and engagement
  • Create a work environment that makes employees feel confident
  • Find out what specifically motivates each individual
  • Communicate in ways that create clarity and buy-in

Money is the easiest, but not the best motivator

There is no doubt that money is a motivator, but it is not the best one. Read More