Leadership and Management

  • Manager and Leader – The mindset for success

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    How many managerial roles and mindsets can you think of off the top of your head? And how many of those can one person reasonably be expected to effectively fulfill? In a classic November 2003 Harvard Business Review article, “Manager’s Job: Folklore and Fact,” Mintzberg outlines 10 daily managerial roles that fall within three broad […]

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  • What does a Manager actually do?

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    “It has become popular to talk about us being over-managed and under-led. I believe we are now over-led and under-managed.” — Henry Mintzberg, Simply Managing: What Managers Do — and Can Do Better (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013). I recently facilitated a senior leadership program for a technology company, where the participants got into a heated debate […]

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  • How to take a Relationship Pulse Check!

    Take a minute to write down the three critical goals you must achieve in the next few months. Next to each goal, write down the names of your co-workers — your work relationships — who can directly impact and help your success (or potentially undermine it). As you consider each person, how would you describe […]

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  • 4 Mistakes We all Make that Damage Professional Relationships

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    The world of work is the biggest team sport any of us will ever take part in, yet it can often feel like our co-workers are on the opposing team rather than playing on the same side—and for the same company. If you think your personal life is complicated, think about your workplace relationships! In […]

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  • 3 Steps to build Quality Relationships at Work

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    I developed The Relationship EcosystemTM  in response to comments and frustrations I heard from leaders regarding the quality (or lack thereof) of their relationships with their colleagues. This is a language that enables individuals to discuss how they work together and take appropriate action to improve the quality of those interactions. Identify the Roles of […]

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  • 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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