Leadership and Management

  • Catch! The Secret to Active Listening.

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    “Heads up!” This familiar call alerts us to an incoming object by redirecting our attention to the current environment. Ok, it also helps us not get injured. Sometimes I think we should yell the same thing as we are talking with each other. As a facilitator and executive coach, I spend a lot of my […]

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  • The Future of Work is Today.

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    Look out! In workplaces across the globe, conventional wisdom is being thrown out the window. Everything around us seems to be in flux—from how we conduct ourselves to how we manage others. In my work with business leaders and teams around the world, I see too many companies missing out—still operating according to 20th Century […]

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  • Why HR needs to lead the charge into the 21st Century

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    Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of the wise. – Group Captain Sir Douglas Robert Steuart Bader CBE, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, FRAeS, DL, World War II Fighter Pilot, Royal Airforce Ask any HR professional what they think of the people-policies and procedures in their organization and most will […]

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  • To Future-Proof Your Career. Think like a Freelancer!

    The Future-Proof Workplace

    SkyeTeam, is 12  years old and as an entrepreneur who has taken the leap and left the perceived security of a corporate job, I have lost track of the number of times someone has said to me “I could never do what you do. I need the security of a regular paycheck.” There is no doubt […]

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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  • 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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