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5 Reasons Upward Feedback Sucks — And How to Fix It

November 9, 2020

Organizations spend a considerable amount of time and lose up to $35 million each year trying to get feedback on their leaders’ performance and management behaviors. For some, this is part of identifying management issues, minimizing turnover rates, or correcting …

To Be of Use

October 13, 2020

To the Fringe community, this month, I wanted to speak directly to you — not about management, or bias, or skill-building, but about the human experience. I’ve never been someone who struggles to fall asleep. Before this year, I could …

Supporting Each Other From Six Feet Apart

September 14, 2020

In case you missed it, the world is a really f*ing stressful place right now.  Collectively we’re dealing with a global pandemic, social upheaval, systemic racial violence, an economic downturn, and unrelenting uncertainty about the future. Individually there are also …

When Sorry’s Not Sorry

August 11, 2020

American politics has given us many examples of inauthentic nonapologies in recent years. Yet Rep. Ted Yoho’s cringe-worthy attempt to apologize to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers a fresh reminder of what not to do after calling your co-worker “crazy” and …

Turning Uncertainty into Action

July 28, 2020

You may have thought it was Siri or Alexa, but it’s actually the human brain that wins the top spot for its ability to see and anticipate patterns. Yet like any good algorithm-generator, the accuracy of the brain’s predictions depends …

Quarantined but communicating effectively

March 18, 2020

This past December, Fast Company announced that 2020 would be the year of working remotely. Well, the magazine’s editors may be right about that — but not for the reasons they expected. Instead, growing concerns about Covid-19 have prompted many organizations, both global and …

Walking The Talk Of Unconscious Bias Training

March 15, 2020

Article originally published in Forbes, December 2019 As a communications coach, I’m a staunch supporter of companies having a robust professional development curriculum. Yet even I will agree that corporate training on inclusivity and unconscious bias have their pitfalls and limitations if …

Oops…I Did It Again

February 19, 2020

Remember in January when we set our sights on those shiny goals for a new year and a new decade? Well, welcome to February — the lustre of our ambition has worn off a bit, and (if you’re like me) …

Fringe PD makes big move to enhance client experience

February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — One of the fastest-growing coaching and training firms just got bigger: Megan McGrath Corsetti joined the female-led Fringe Professional Development (PD) team on Feb. 10 as its director of client relationships. “We are thrilled to be adding Megan’s energy and wisdom …

Cancel Culture, Revisited

January 14, 2020

Any good business person will tell you that failures are a necessary ingredient of success. They demonstrate ambition to push limits, resilience against setbacks, and the creativity inherent in trial and error. Yet this same principle is rarely applied to …