Thought Leadership Blog

  • The Future of Work: Why the Career Ladder is Going Nowhere

    SkyeTeam leadership Development

    I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote presentation to the Society for Information Management’s Portland chapter. The audience included IT leaders some who had had 30+ years of career experience, as well as current University Students about to embark on their careers. We had a powerful conversation about the myths and realities of a […]

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  • 3 Tips to Keep Difficult Conversations on Track

    SkyeTeam leadership development

    Many people I know and work with will do anything to avoid difficult conversations. Usually it’s because we fear strong emotions might get triggered and we’ll end up ruining a relationship. That fear is genuine and real. You know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever experienced an emotional hijacking – a sudden flare of […]

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  • 3 secrets to difficult conversations

    skyeteam leadership development

    Why do we avoid difficult conversations? At some point, many of us have had to deliver the dreaded line, “We need to talk.”  And this often precedes an argument rather than any conversation. How do you disentangle difficult conversations? Some conversations are so difficult that we’ll do anything to avoid them. This is possibly because: […]

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  • What Can I Do About Imposter Syndrome?

    Last week I talked about imposter syndrome, that insidious little voice that can creep into our minds, uninvited, and trash-talk us into a quivering wreck. This week, how to turn the volume down. Three things you can do right now, to start dealing with the imposter in the mirror. 1. You Are Not Alone Researching […]

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  • On Being a Fake

    “What’s talent but the ability to get away with something?”  ~Tennessee Williams It Was Only A Matter of Time… Have you ever had that feeling? You know, the one that insidiously slides up your back and envelops your brain and takes root. The feeling that whispers in your ear, “One day, they’re gonna figure it […]

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  • Cultivate@Work: Working with a frustrating boss?

    Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Roundup. We scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this summary. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

    Want more? Then sign up for the Cultivate@Work Field Guide where you will discover articles, downloadable resources, videos, podcasts and more, all designed to help you to cultivate professional relationships at work.

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  • Be your own Ally this Holiday Season

    Well, here we are – right in the “thick of it”. Our holiday season is in full swing, and it couldn’t be busier at both work and home. We are all trying to get countless things done in a really short period of time: end of year work commitments/goals, shopping lists, holiday parties, travel preparation, […]

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  • Cultivate@Work: Building trust based relationships at work

    Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Roundup. We scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this summary. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

    Want more? Then sign up for the Cultivate@Work Field Guide where you will discover articles, downloadable resources, videos, podcasts and more, all designed to help you to cultivate professional relationships at work.

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  • 3 Steps to Effective Networking

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development

    I have come to realize that the world is very small place. Forget the 6° of separation…with LinkedIn and other technology it’s more like two degrees. If we are that close to (and yet that far from) each other why is it we still fear networking? I have a new friend in Florida. She has […]

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  • Four steps to avoid death by meeting

    skyeteam leadership development

    If you are attending meetings that are best described as the stuff of nightmares, lots of passionate discussion and debate, only to realize as you walk back to your desk, that you can’t quite put your finger on what you have actually achieved, or decisions that were made, then you need to take action now! […]

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