High Performing Team

  • How to ensure your new hire feels at home on day 1

    I was reading an article by Kim Harris at TSheets about the importance of effective on boarding of new hire employees. It got me thinking, why is it that something as important as welcoming a new employee can leave such a bad impression? Unfortunately, far too often in the client organizations my team and I […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • One day to Build your High Performing Team

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    If you want to improve your high performance team by this time tomorrow then here’s your hour-by-hour schedule to build your team in one day Hour 1: Remind yourself of what a team is: a group of people who are committed to the same end. Ensure your team are on the same page with regards […]

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  • What Does it Take to be a Successful Entrepreneur?

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    This post originally appeared on Morag’s LinkedIn Posts. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? I recently stumbled across the Gallup Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder, and curiosity got the better of me… and so I completed my profile. Do you have what it takes to be an #entrepreneur? Click To Tweet I […]

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  • I’m Cutting Into Bone, Here. You People Are Crazy.

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    We’ve heard the requests from management. “They just don’t get it. What do you mean I’ve got to force-rank my tiny group of 8 employees? 15% 4’s and 5’s, 70% 3’s, and 15% 1’s and 2’s. Are you kidding? After the RIFs we did this year, I don’t HAVE any more bottom performers. These people […]

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  • Four Steps to Build Trust

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    Trust is something that is earned, though it need not take an extensive time commitment to earn it, just think about the last time you stepped on a plane, you gave implicit trust that the pilot knew how to do their job and that only took a moment.  At work we are perceived by others […]

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  • Cultivating Winning Relationships in 5 Minutes

    A cartoon some years ago showed a manager talking to his subordinate. “My therapist says that I have to be nice to you for an hour every day. I’ve got five minutes left, so watch out!” We laugh; but what if you could cultivate the winning relationships you wanted in five minutes rather than 60? […]

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  • Nine tactics to breathe fresh life into your New Year’s resolutions

    Like many of us the New Year comes with obligations… many of which are self imposed with the ritual of creating New Year resolutions.  Promises to ourselves and others to be better and do better.  However, despite having 45 New Years to my name, of which 30 came with New Year’s resolutions, I still manage […]

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