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We! Connect Cards App and Spanish Edition Announcement

We! Connect Cards App and Spanish Edition Announcement

I’m thrilled to let you know that you can now get a box of We! Connect Cards in Spanish! We’re really excited for you to be able to check these out. They’re the same great connection-building questions that you’ve been using for years—just en español.  We have a...

How To Create Humor In Conversations

How To Create Humor In Conversations

Laughter is medicine, right? It can connect us. It releases tension. Strengthens our abs. So...how can we inject humor into conversations? "Oh Chad, you don't understand. I'm sooo, so not funny."  To that, I say "LOL."  Disclaimer: Watching this video does NOT...

Need To Boost Morale On Your Team? | Try THIS!

Need To Boost Morale On Your Team? | Try THIS!

Your team might be running on fumes, but you can help them pick back up! It’s been a jam-packed couple of years. We’re all tired, we’re worn out, and most of us feel like we’re still having too many meetings. (Psst… check out last week's video to help make turn...

How To Be Interesting

How To Be Interesting

What do you think is more important? To be interested—or to be interesting? You can actually answer that and see everyone else's response right here.  My answer to this question in today’s video might surprise you. I hope you choose to spend 7 minutes and 51 seconds...

How To Improve Remote Communication Asynchronously

How To Improve Remote Communication Asynchronously

It was 66° and sunny yesterday where I live in Pittsburgh, PA. And after a long winter, the last place I wanted to be was on Zoom—even though I like thinking about How to Make Virtual Engagement Easy quite a bit. Pandemic or no pandemic, the world will always work and...

Smart Leaders Do This

Smart Leaders Do This

Have you hit a learning plateau? Have you even noticed? Don’t duck under your desk—it’s ok. It tends to happen to all of us once we get to a certain point in our leadership roles. But while It’s ok, you should try to push past it. Hitting that learning plateau can...

These 3 Questions Spark Action

These 3 Questions Spark Action

Have you been around kids recently? How many questions did you answer during that time? 300? 400? 1,000? Now think about your own (presumably adult) self. How many questions do you ask in a day? Probably not as many. Maybe a cool dozen. And how many of those questions...

How To Stop Polarizing

How To Stop Polarizing

One of the smartest people I know, Matt Church, said this to me once, and frankly, it stopped me in my tracks. Third option? What third option? What did this mean, and how was I supposed to use this idea to stretch my comfort zone and find the middle? Right now, we’re...

2 Words To Foster Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

2 Words To Foster Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential ingredients for creating a high-performing culture of connection, belonging, and trust. But ... very tangibly ... how do we do it? To answer that, I'm bringing in the one and only, Meg Bolger, co-founder of the Safe Zone...

How To “Manage Up”?

How To “Manage Up”?

Vacuums come with a user guide, but why don't people? “How do I manage up?” is one of the most frequent questions I hear from people. In other words, "how can I lead when I'm not in a position of leadership?" Everyone knows that they need to “manage up”, but very few...

How To Give And Receive Feedback At Work

How To Give And Receive Feedback At Work

Studies have shown that people prefer hearing corrective criticism over straight positive criticism. However, they’ve also shown that we don’t like giving feedback at all, whether constructive or positive. And because of that, we put it off. We have a tendency to only...

How To Empower Employees To Improve Performance

How To Empower Employees To Improve Performance

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” This quote from Aristotle was the inspiration for the title of a project Google embarked on a few years ago to answer the question – “What makes a team effective?” And while Google was specifically looking at their own...

How To Connect With Anyone In 60 Seconds

How To Connect With Anyone In 60 Seconds

Time is precious. And limited. So how can we connect quickly—but meaningfully—with our coworkers, clients, students, friends, or even family? Promising this in 60 seconds sounds like a bold claim. But it's true. You'll love the story about "the Yankees guy" I share in...