Leadership and Management

  • Trust: The foundation for an Ally Relationship

    During a recent keynote presentation the participant discussed one of the key themes from Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships – the ‘Four Yeses’, four critical questions that underpin every interaction, social and professional. The four questions are Can I count on you? Can I depend on you? Do I care about you? Do I trust […]

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  • Are you in the Knowing vs. Doing gap?

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    Question: There are four birds sitting on the deck… two decide to fly off.  How many birds are sitting on the deck? We teach a number of high impact classes, and as with most events there is an activity where participants are in groups of three, in this case one acts as the role of coach, […]

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  • In a Funk? Here’s how to kick a ‘funny mood’.

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    “This is going to be art’s greatest moment since Mona Lisa sat down & told Leonardo da Vinci she was in a slightly odd mood.” – Edmund Blackadder, Blackadder Goes Forth, BBC I love Blackadder, and this quote has been pertinent as I’ve been in an ‘odd mood’ for a few weeks. I can’t put […]

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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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  • Have a wonderful end to 2017!

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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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  • Gratitude, it’s not just for the holidays

    Do you regularly express gratitude? I mean, on purpose, and for little reason; as in, look someone in the eye and say, “Thank you for doing that.” I don’t do this nearly as often as I should, but have been paying a lot of attention to this space lately. I know, gratitude is a concept […]

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  • Toxic Leadership Correction Plan

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    How do organizations correct toxic leadership and toxic behaviors once it infects a business? Is it ever too late for a prevention plan? Is transformation possible in the face of pervasive toxicity? Many case studies have proved that change is possible, but it requires a major shift in assumptions and engagement in coaching/training. In my […]

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  • Toxic Leadership: In Search of Prevention

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    What can organizations do to prevent toxic leadership? Perhaps what’s needed is a counter-intuitive approach. Instead of dwelling on toxic behaviors’ destructive impact, consultants and coaches can work with people to create early awareness of dysfunctions. When toxicity is identified early on, there is an opportunity to turn deficits into innovative solutions. Is this unrealistic? […]

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  • Fear: Name It, Claim It, Reframe It

    Who hasn’t dealt with fear of failure in one’s career, at one time or another? Several process-oriented changes can lessen the effects of failure or reduce its likelihood. In general, conquering fear of failure is a process of naming it, claiming it and reframing it. Robert Kelsey, author of What’s Stopping You?: Why Smart People […]

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