Rumor Has It: How to Stop Office Gossip

Prevent the undermining of workplace culture and re-focus on the big picture.

15 years ago, I was observing a colleague facilitate a training session with a group of senior leaders. She was getting some pushback from the participants and then flipped the game-board on all of them. “You know your employees are talking about you at dinner tonight, right?” 

It was a perfect question delivered at the perfect time.  

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Do you eat your own cooking?

Do you eat your own cooking?

Do you ever find yourself using the same little expressions too frequently?  I’m not entirely sure if this is a reflection on getting older, possessing a simple mind or reading too many leadership books, but regardless of the source, one of my “little expressions” is about ‘eating our own cooking.’  Let me explain.

I like to say we “eat our own cooking.”  In our small consulting firm, we believe in the authenticity of taking our own advice and utilizing the same tools, processes, and...

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