Team activities

  • Skye Book Review: Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer – Michael Roberto

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    In Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer, Professor Michael Roberto discusses and shows how to stimulate a culture of constructive conflict and dissent, and ensure a level of candor that results in better decisions, and more effective execution of those decision. The book provides a number of case studies based on well […]

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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

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    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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  • Six Steps to Effective On-boarding of Your New Hire!

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    SkyeTeam is growing, we’ve had three new people join our team this year, with at least two more planned before the year end (yes we plan ahead). Given that we are a small team this represents a 100% increase in our full time employees. Exciting times indeed. But also dangerous times. We are an established team, […]

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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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  • Casting your net to connect on a virtual team

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    If you have a team member (or members) that you rarely see face-to-face, who live and work in a different geographical location (and that can be in the next building!), that you communicate with through phone, email or other technology, then you are part of one of the many virtual teams that I encounter every […]

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

    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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  • High performance isn’t always about being new; it’s basic common sense.

    Ask people to provide examples of innovation and chances are you will hear stories of software, technology, the latest new idea… “there’s an app for that”.  But does innovation always have to be about “newness”?; about being the first with a new gadget?  In our experience working with teams across industries, innovation and leading edge […]

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  • Children Should Not Have Best Friends

    I recently read an article in The Daily Telegraph that stated that “Children Should Not Have Best Friends.” It immediately caught my eye as I am in the process of writing a book (publish date Nov 2013) about the importance of professional relationships at work, and especially Ally Relationships (best friends). All the research I […]

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