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  • Measuring Teams Using a Sociometer Device

    “A what?” I hear you say? Yes, you read that right – a Sociometer Device! It seems that scientists are using new technology to measure the degree of social interaction in organizations. And it’s reinforcing the concepts I share in my book Cultivate that relationships, and social sensitivity outweighs all other factors in determining team effectiveness. […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Three steps to a high performance team

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    In our experience working with teams across industries, high performance isn’t often about new things, new ideas or new team models.  In many cases, high performance can be boiled down to three fundamental elements.  The high performing teams we work with all do the following: Apply common sense. Being a high performance team doesn’t have to be rocket […]

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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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  • Which Came First, the Chicken or the Team?

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    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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  • 5 Reasons You Are Frustrated at Work

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    One of the great delusions among leaders today is that the frustrations they experience in their organizations are caused by other people. The feeling is that they know what they want to accomplish, but it’s the inability of others that prevents them from delivering success. The reality, however, is that they bring most of their […]

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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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