High Performing Teams

  • Who Needs BFFs at Work?


    At SkyeTeam, we do a lot of research and work in the relationship space, particularly relationships in the workplace. Well, not those relationships! The stuff of tabloids and telenovellas are interesting and make for good TV, but this is a family show here. What’s become fascinating to me, is this idea of some sort a […]

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  • Four steps to avoid death by meeting

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    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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  • The SMART Solution: Stretch Goals

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    Sometimes SMART goals aren’t enough. We can get too focused on short-term objectives and lose sight of the big picture of what we want in life. How can you shake yourself out of a focus on short-term objectives? The answer is to innovate and grow by including stretch goals using SMART criteria. Simply focusing on SMART criteria […]

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  • Virtual Team: 4 Questions to Identify your Allies Part 2

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    According to Morag Barrett, in the book Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships, there are four questions that can help identify if you are in an Ally relationship: Can I count on you? Can I depend on you? Do I care about you? Do I trust you? Last week I shared my suggestions for getting […]

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  • Virtual Team: 4 Questions to Identify your Allies Part 1

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    Given the changing nature of the work environment, many of us are now working from home or are at the least part of a virtual team. This means that some (if not many) of our critical stakeholder relationships are remote. If we are losing face-to-face time, how can we create and maintain Ally relationships? My […]

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  • Are you experiencing death by meeting?

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    If you’ve ever sat in a meeting wishing you were anywhere but in that meeting then this article is for you. Meetings are a necessary part of business, countless hours are spent every day, every week in meetings, discussions, decisions and companionship are all provided (along with tea and cookies if you are lucky). Yet, […]

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  • Emotional Intelligence: Have you lost it?

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    I lost it recently.  I was at a meeting and all was going reasonably well.  I was aware that I was tired and not focusing 100% on the matter at hand when it happened, I lost it.  What happened? someone at the meeting made a comment and I decided to come out of my corner fighting.  […]

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  • Three things to avoid to ensure a great team building workshop

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    My team and I have partnered with hundreds of teams across the globe, all looking to take their performance to the next level. These team effectiveness sessions are planned and designed in partnership with the team and team leader. It’s one of the many things I love about the work we do. Team effectiveness sessions […]

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  • Who are the rockstars in your team?

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    Everyone is in the ‘war for talent’ looking to attract and retain those “A” players, the rock stars, that move the team forward and keep them ahead of the game. However, not all “A” players are winning the “Presidents Club” awards, working with your top customers or in a high profile role. The challenge is […]

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  • Building a high performing virtual team

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    In today’s hyper-connected and increasingly global workplace it has become more and more common to experience virtual teams. Where collaboration, teamwork and communication happens through the web, phone, email or other technology. I’ve been asked to work with a CTO and his leadership team who are based in the US and in the UK. The […]

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