In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at finding inspiration for the coming year, using a down-and-up “W” framework for planning, language to use when agreeing to disagree, conversations about personal or career development, 10 tips on the future, and our annual year-end shout-out to clients and community. Enjoy!

Choose Your Inspiration for 2023
Using a “W” Framework to Plan
Find Language to Make Disagreement Productive
Three Conversational Tactics for PD Discussions
10 Tips on the Future
Reading: Deliberate Calm
Reading: The 48 Laws of Power
Our 2022 Year-End Shout-Out

Vol-22_No-17_Dec-05-2022 Read More »


In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at the importance of friends at work, onboarding and accountability, using doubts productively, six skills your team needs and tips from marketing cookware. Enjoy!

The Importance of Work Friends
Understanding (and Improving) Accountability
How to Become a Productive Doubter
Tips from Marketing Cookware
The Model: Six Skills Your Team Needs
A Renewed Focus on Onboarding
Reading: IdeaFlow: The Only Business Metric That Matters
Reading: The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date

Vol-22_No-15_Oct-24-2022 Read More »


In this 8020Info Water Cooler we look at the counterintuitive role of solitude in leadership, the top dozen satisfactions people seek in their workplaces, five essential points to consider if you’re rebranding, and tips on managing procrastinators. Enjoy!

Solitude and Leadership
Tips for Managing Procrastinators
Sharpening Your Website Message
Test Your Meetings
The List: 12 Elements of Great Managing
Five Steps to Consider When Rebranding
Books: Think Again | The Power of Pressure

Vol-21_No-11_Aug_9-2021 Read More »


In this edition of The 8020Info Water Cooler we discuss options for growth, how to win back trust, negotiation tips, stalled projects, focus for meetings and quick-to-read sources for leadership ideas. Enjoy!

The 10 Paths To Growth
Winning Back Trust With A Colleague
A Solution For Stalled Projects
Two Tips To Improve Your Negotiations
Daily Sources for Leadership Ideas
Find Focus For Your Meetings

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