Building High Performance Teams, Part 3: Shift Limiting Mindsets

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In order to achieve your most important objectives, it’s essential to create a clear plan, learn to work well together in a cross functional way and have a structure to keep the teams accountable. There are five powerful principles that make…

Gold Time Can Be a Gold Mine

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Time management skills and productivity techniques have always been in demand, but with technology encroaching on our time with 24/7 access and instant notifications, these are even more critical now. People want to learn how to do quality work…

Death by Meeting (How High Functioning Teams Rise Above it)

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The title of this article is from Patrick Lencioni’s book “Death by Meeting”.   It is centered on one of the most painful problems of business: bad meetings. While it’s true that much of the time spent in meetings is wasted, the solution…

Slipping Clutch Syndrome – When “I Think I Can” Is Just Not Enough

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As a certified Prana Business partner for their Line of Sight strategy execution program, one of my favorite concepts introduced to me over the years is the "slipping clutch syndrome." Have you ever begun a new strategy within your organization…

Holistic Leadership

Teams are a vehicle for getting something done.  The term "teamwork" is tossed about, but you can’t fully appreciate its meaning until something is accomplished. In my experience, when a group of people identify with a shared direction,…

Leadership Style And How It Affects Your Business

A company generally has a handful of people in a leadership role. As all individuals are different, these leaders incorporate different styles when it comes to managing their work, directing their team members and overall performance. Leadership…

Big Data for Big Goals

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There seems to be a lot of buzz in the news about CEOs not harnessing the power of big data. In a global survey of 362 executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, data driven organizations appear to function differently. It starts…

Business Builder Versus Protector: How Do You Maintain Balance

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The swaying tide between building a business and protecting a business is ever changing. Economic conditions, growth and evolving management teams can often shift the complexity and psyche of an organization.  As the leader navigates the changes…

How CEOs Impair Sustainable Growth in Their Company

A business, like nature, will move through chaos as it grows. Yet few CEOs are able to predict how growth will impact the company.  Most companies operate in a state of “figure it out as they go”. They don’t fully understand or aren’t…

The Truth About Modeling The Way

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One of my favorite business books is The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.  They cite that leadership is relationship. Your people want to know who you are and that you can be authentic.  You must “model the way” by…