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  • Manager and Leader – The Mixology for Success

    Managers are the single greatest factor in retaining employees (Gallup Organization, State of the American Workplace, 2012). CEOs who wish to retain top managers need to see them as important resources and nurture them accordingly. Nurturing good managers is crucial to building great companies. So what are the factors necessary for managerial success? Having a […]

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  • 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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  • 3 Steps to Effective Networking

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    I have come to realize that the world is very small place. Forget the 6° of separation…with LinkedIn and other technology it’s more like two degrees. If we are that close to (and yet that far from) each other why is it we still fear networking? I have a new friend in Florida. She has […]

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  • Five New Manager Mistakes to Avoid


    You have just been promoted…. Congratulations! Effective leaders and managers are at the heart of every successful organization, however many companies operate a ‘sink or swim’ approach to leadership and management development and may not provide support during the critical transition.  Think about your last promotion or new role, how did you prepare yourself for […]

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  • Cultivate@Work: Emotional Intelligence and Relationships

    Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Roundup. We scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this summary. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

    Want more? Then sign up for the Cultivate@Work Field Guide where you will discover articles, downloadable resources, videos, podcasts and more, all designed to help you to cultivate professional relationships at work.

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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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  • 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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  • 5 Do’s and Don’ts To Create Career Allies

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    How many hours a week do you spend at work with your colleagues? 40? 50? 60? How many hours a week do you spend with family and friends? My guess is that, like many of the leaders I work with, you spend more time with your co-workers than you do at home. It’s no wonder […]

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  • Emotional Intelligence: Have you lost it?

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    I lost it recently.  I was at a meeting and all was going reasonably well.  I was aware that I was tired and not focusing 100% on the matter at hand when it happened, I lost it.  What happened? someone at the meeting made a comment and I decided to come out of my corner fighting.  […]

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