building high performing teams

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

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development

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

    SkyeTeam Morag Barrett Leadership Development

    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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  • A high performing team starts with strong relationships

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development

    I recently worked with a senior leadership team that had become fragmented and was at risk of becoming toxic. Other leaders in the organization could see the slow downward trend on the team. The feedback was clear, this team needed help. However the team members were in denial. Meetings were no longer productive, problem solving, […]

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  • How distrust destroys collaboration.

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    There probably isn’t an organization in the free world that doesn’t want its employees to play well with others. Everything becomes easier when people get along with one another. The work environment is positive, people are relaxed and happy, and as a result, they get more done. So why is it that creating a collaborative […]

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  • Don’t be Independent. Be Interdependent.

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    Do you pride yourself in being able to get things done? Do you face each challenge head on, on your own? Do you try not to be a “bother” to other people? If so you could be suffering from a severe case of independence! I am still recovering from 40+ years of working and striving […]

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  • Which Came First, the Chicken or the Team?

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development

    That is the question posed (sort of) by Margaret Heffernan in her May 2015 TED Talk, “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work.” Heffernan discusses a study conducted by William Muir, an evolutionary biologist at Purdue University. Muir was interested in productivity in chickens – how many eggs they laid. He reasoned […]

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  • The Magnificent Seven

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    This year SkyeTeam is celebrating its seventh birthday. I founded the company in 2007 to follow my passion, leadership and executive development, or as I describe it – helping successful people achieve outstanding results.  I love what we do and the company that SkyeTeam has become.  We partner with Fortune 500 companies, SMEs, professional services’ firms […]

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  • Montana-Batman… Omaha! or What Peyton Manning can teach us about communication.

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    By now, most people who follow football (along with those who try NOT to follow football but can’t get away from it) are familiar with the Denver Broncos’ Peyton Manning’s use of the word, “Omaha,” as part of his string of audibles. I confess (at my peril, since I’m sitting here in my Denver office) to not […]

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