The Memory Palace

Hi all, I gave a speech yesterday at a Toastmasters meeting on the topic of how to memorize a speech. This is a very personal topic for me, as I’ve always had a very slippery memory–and in many ways it’s held me back. As I discuss in my presentation, there…

How to Make the Most of Activities for Team Building

Whether you’re talking about activities for team building or any sort of in-office collaborative work, few things can be more damaging to group interactions than a toxic personality.  You know the sort of people: Constantly self-aggrandizing. Always finger-pointing to dodge blame. Endlessly negative towards the contributions of others. Full of…

The Best of Intentions

Have you ever heard co-workers engaged in a conflict exclaim, “I didn’t mean it that way”? “Intentions” play a crucial part in dust ups like this. Nine times out ten, you didn’t mean to hurt someone — in fact, you were trying to help them!  So why does it always…