Teamwork

5 Actions for Leading a New Team

July 29, 2016
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Are you preparing for or in the midst of leading a new team? Leading a new team can be a challenge, but the same can be said for the existing team who’s getting a new leader. So how can both parties get off on the right foot? Here are tips from some of my real-life experiences.

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What Teams Value Most

March 4, 2016
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I’ve written and spoken on the subject of non-negotiables countess times this past year. It’s a topic we now cover with nearly every team we serve. What’s interesting is the themes that have emerged. Though the teams we work with are vastly different in their industry and their challenges – from retail, to heavy manufacturing, […]

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7 Things I’ve Learned About Values

February 11, 2016
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One of the most beneficial exercises we do with teams when we work with them is the values exercise. The values exercise gives each individual teammate the opportunity to sort through and identify the values that he or she holds most dear. They then share those values with their teammates. What does an individual teammate’s […]

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3 Actions for Equipping Leaders

October 20, 2015
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Equipping doesn’t happen by accident; it’s intentional. And equipping yourself and your team must be a top priority if you want to develop and grow. As a business leader, I’ve found that developing others with me is critical to sustain the type of growth I want to see in my organization. But how do we […]

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Four Ways to Overcome the Win-Loss Mentality

August 21, 2015
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I’ve noticed an increasingly prevalent point-of-view in the workplace and in society in general these days: it’s the view that if I win, someone else has to lose. While this belief is true in the sports world (and should be), it’s not always applicable in the corporate world, especially within the organizations we lead. When […]

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Leadership from the Inside Out

August 11, 2015
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What’s inside-out leadership? It’s a decision each leader must make to lead from the inside. It’s about leading from the heart and believing that if you’ve got leadership right on the inside, you can’t help but be a better leader for others on the outside. Inside-out leaders believe in people at all levels and leave perceived power […]

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Does Your Team Feel Like a Burden?

May 6, 2015
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Performers hate being burdensome. Most will go out of their way to avoid feeling like they are inconveniencing or saddling their teammates or leader with problems or projects. Yet, many times we make our teammates feel like they are a burden by unintentionally communicating that we are too busy to serve them or too important […]

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Are You Competing or Completing?

March 10, 2015
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Here’s a question to reflect on: When you encounter a top performing peer, how do you view them? As a competitor who threatens your position, or as someone who can bring value to you and your organization? Same people. Same talents. Two very different approaches that lead to two very different organizational cultures.

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What Matters Most After You’re Gone

August 18, 2014
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You know that job you have now? You won’t have it forever. Someday, you’ll accept another offer that seems like a better fit. You’ll accept a more demanding job for better pay. You’ll accept a less demanding job to have more time with your family. You’ll change professionals as your industry revolves. Your employer will reorganize […]

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Are You Afraid to Praise?

August 12, 2014
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Everyone needs praise and encouragement, some more than others. Yet, occasionally leaders withhold praise from their team members because they’re afraid of the impact their encouraging words will have!

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