• Are you in the Knowing vs. Doing gap?

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    Question: There are four birds sitting on the deck… two decide to fly off.  How many birds are sitting on the deck? We teach a number of high impact classes, and as with most events there is an activity where participants are in groups of three, in this case one acts as the role of coach, […]

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  • The Future of Work is Learning

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    Resistance is Futile. You will be assimilated. – The Borg Collective We are firmly in the embrace of the fourth industrial revolution, a digital revolution that impacts every aspect of our lives—at work, at play, and at home. It is transforming what, how and where work happens. We may be able to run a business […]

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  • Just for today

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    “Just for today, I will…” What are you working on? What’s on your plate? Maybe you’re juggling multiple priorities or pursuing a goal that seems really hard – perhaps even unattainable. Too big to contemplate – the elephant that cannot be consumed. I feel your pain. And I have an idea. Maybe it would help […]

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  • Be Curious

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    I had a painful jolt of self-awareness recently when I realized I had a habit of unfairly judging others in certain situations. Ouch. I like to think I’m a pretty accepting person – I like people, I’m interested in them, my glass is half-full, blah blah blah – but as it turns out, I was […]

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  • Gratitude and Thanks

    Today I received a lovely thank you note from a wonderful client, along with this photo of the participants in their Leadership Boot Camp program. This image is being shared on their internal T.V. network.  All very exciting, a great example of the ripple effect that the program has created for this, the fifth cohort […]

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  • Skye Book Review: Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development Best Business Books

    There are many books that cover managing employees and many more on how to better understand yourself.  In Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton’s book, Now, Discover Your Strengths, these two popular co-authors explore a unique approach to these subjects.  They propose that we concentrate on accentuating people’s assets instead of focusing on reducing limitations.  […]

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  • Skye Book Review – Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

    What is it that motivates us?  Many believe we are motivated by the chance of gain and the anxiety of loss.  Is it the proverbial “carrot” placed in front of our nose that will compel us to succeed?  Daniel Pink challenges this theory in his new book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. […]

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  • Presentation Skills: Practice Makes Perfect

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    Practice definitely makes perfect.  However it is ‘guided practice’ that will reap the greatest rewards for you.  In the same way as people seek coaches to improve their sporting game, you should seek out a trusted adviser to help you to prepare and practice your presentation.  It can be a friend, family, work colleague.  You […]

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  • Do You Mind Map?

    Mind mapping is a tool that I have found useful when I am under a short time frame and need to organise my thoughts around what needs to be communicated.  Wikipedia have a section on mind mapping and you can Google the term to find more examples. Have you been in that situation, in a meeting or […]

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  • Where have your New Year’s Resolutions gone?

    It’s March, and my guess is that for most of us, the New Year’s resolutions we made to ourselves in January have gone the way of previous years… a strong start, followed by distraction, and ultimately forgotten.  If you can find (or remember) your list, take it out and review it for a minute.  How […]

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