Thought Leadership Blog

  • An Exercise to Build Self-Awareness

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    I’ve written previously about the power of self-talk and how this can empower and drive us forward, or cripple us in the grip of self-doubt. Our inner monologue runs nonstop, whether we pay attention to it or not. It is a valuable source of self-awareness and a key to knowing our blind spots. Some call […]

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  • 3 Things You Can Do Today to Be a Better Team Member

    What can you do today to immediately become a better team member? I’ve been writing about how companies can save money, boost performance, and reduce turnover by allowing teams time and space to interact socially. By carefully recording peoples’ interactions with a Sociometer Device, we’ve learned that team performance depends on human interactions much more […]

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  • Measuring Teams Using a Sociometer Device

    “A what?” I hear you say? Yes, you read that right – a Sociometer Device! It seems that scientists are using new technology to measure the degree of social interaction in organizations. And it’s reinforcing the concepts I share in my book Cultivate that relationships, and social sensitivity outweighs all other factors in determining team effectiveness. […]

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  • 3 Ways to Be a Better Team Member

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    How can you be a better team member and help your work group be effective? It may seem unlikely that there could be anything new to learn about what makes teams effective, but there is. More than ever before, work today gets done in teams, and your ability to contribute as a member is vital […]

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  • How to ensure your new hire feels at home on day 1

    I was reading an article by Kim Harris at TSheets about the importance of effective on boarding of new hire employees. It got me thinking, why is it that something as important as welcoming a new employee can leave such a bad impression? Unfortunately, far too often in the client organizations my team and I […]

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  • Manager and Leader – The Mixology for Success

    Managers are the single greatest factor in retaining employees (Gallup Organization, State of the American Workplace, 2012). CEOs who wish to retain top managers need to see them as important resources and nurture them accordingly. Nurturing good managers is crucial to building great companies. So what are the factors necessary for managerial success? Having a […]

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  • Mr. Myagi’s Lessons on Vulnerability

    About a year ago, I wrote about my quest to be FEARLESS! Did I achieve the fearlessness that I was seeking? Yes and no. In my pursuit of fearlessness, the universe instead provided several opportunities to be vulnerable. [Ha ha universe – not laughing!] Yes, we must be careful what we ask for. My greatest […]

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  • Self-Acceptance: A Foundation of Business Results

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    As crazy as it may sound self-acceptance has everything to do with business results. As leaders we are focused on the product, service or task that we are responsible for, both individually and with our teams. We place great care and attention on how to organize our processes, procedures, budgets and roles to make it all […]

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  • Recognition & Celebration Bring Power

    When was the last time you prepared for a conversation? My guess is that it was most likely a difficult conversation, where you may have had to provide some tough feedback. When was the last time you were intentional about planning for a conversation focused on recognition or celebration? Morag Barrett explains, in her book […]

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  • Do Your SMART Goals Get Stupid?

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    Last week I started a discussion on SMART goals. There’s no doubt in my mind that specific, high (stretch) goals lead to a higher level of task performance than do easy goals or vague, abstract goals such as the exhortation to ”do your best.” So long as a person is committed to the goal, has […]

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