Lauri Brammeier

  • It’s That Time Again

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    You know, that time when you realize it’s the middle of February and those lofty and noble New Year’s Resolutions you set a mere six weeks ago have already become a distant memory. How’s that new gym membership working for you? Or that new healthy eating plan? Or the get-a-promotion-at-work plan? Not so well? OK. […]

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  • Strategy? Yes, please.

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    Strategy is good. Everyone knows we need a strategy. We need to be more strategic. Sometimes our strategy ends up being repeating the word “strategy” and hope no one notices we really don’t know what we’re talking about. I’m here to help. I just became a Certified Partner for an amazing assessment tool that not […]

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  • Got strategy? How about execution?

    You may have a strategy, and even a good strategy, but how are you doing on execution? Many organizations struggle with the challenges of turning a great plan into action. Gayle Lantz has written an excellent article about commonly occurring gaps between an organization’s strategy, and their ability to effectively execute on that strategy. She […]

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  • Just for today

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    “Just for today, I will…” What are you working on? What’s on your plate? Maybe you’re juggling multiple priorities or pursuing a goal that seems really hard – perhaps even unattainable. Too big to contemplate – the elephant that cannot be consumed. I feel your pain. And I have an idea. Maybe it would help […]

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  • Be Curious

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    I had a painful jolt of self-awareness recently when I realized I had a habit of unfairly judging others in certain situations. Ouch. I like to think I’m a pretty accepting person – I like people, I’m interested in them, my glass is half-full, blah blah blah – but as it turns out, I was […]

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  • Holding the Umbrella

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    Seth Godin strikes again with a great piece about taking your turn. He frames it around holding the umbrella. He’s not talking about holding the umbrella to keep dry – it’s holding the umbrella to keep the project moving, to help the team move forward, to help us all succeed. What if we all did […]

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  • The Beauty of Weeding

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    About a year ago I wrote a post about how to build a high performing team by pulling weeds . While it is hard work and can be frustrating at times, it is worth the effort. I’m pleased to report that I was right – last year’s efforts did in fact pay off this year. So do I […]

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  • Which Came First, the Chicken or the Team?

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    That is the question posed (sort of) by Margaret Heffernan in her May 2015 TED Talk, “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work.” Heffernan discusses a study conducted by William Muir, an evolutionary biologist at Purdue University. Muir was interested in productivity in chickens – how many eggs they laid. He reasoned […]

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  • Johari Window Juju

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    We are often asked to help clients improve their skills in difficult conversations and giving feedback – delivering those messages that might be scary to deliver and tough to hear. Here’s a little tip that might help take some of the stress out of those interactions. It’s an oldie but a goodie and I use […]

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  • My Latest Obsession: Seth Godin

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    I recently subscribed to Seth Godin’s daily email blog and I am completely hooked. My inbox is endlessly filled with newsletters from here and there and, truth be told, I delete a lot of them without even opening them (which I know begs the question about why I even subscribe but that’s a story for […]

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