About: Sally Anlin

Sally’s passion is to help transform and transition teams to continually achieve excellence by combining technical expertise of project management, software development best practices, and process improvement with creativity and the human side of culture, team, and individual performance management.

Recent Posts by Sally Anlin

Shoulda Woulda Coulda

Crippling, Drowning Did Oh! Shoulda, woulda, coulda Judging, not Doing

Before I even get out of bed in the morning, I am plagued by the word should. “I should get up now.”  “No, I really want to sleep, it’s so warm and cozy in this bed.”  “I.
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NIKE, YODA, AND CHARLIE SHEEN

Try - attempt to do Commit to Power. Action. Will – going to do

I regularly drive by a billboard that says, ‘never stop trying to try to quit smoking’. It drives me insane! The message is clear. It is an endless cycle of.
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The Big BUT

BUT negates, blocks, stops changes meaning of what’s said negates, then deflates

 As I said in my last post, BUT negates everything said beforehand. Somehow this little conjunction has crept and crawled its way into our language. If you.
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5 Words That Kill Team Productivity

5 dangerous words kill team productivity: but, try, should, need, not

Have you ever been in a meeting or talking to a friend when all of a sudden you just shut down? Your energy for the conversation is drained.  You go from being.
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Stage 1 – Misery
Tribal Leadership is all about language.  Words are used to diagnosis as well as improve culture and ultimately performance.  The 'Life Sucks' to 'Life is Great' description of the 5 cultural stages very quickly connotes what each cultural stage is like. I've often had difficulty, however,.
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