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  • Leadership Development is a Business Critical Investment

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    I believe that leadership development, and the investment in leadership development is critical for any organization, and individual. It’s easy to get by on average, or OK leadership skills on the good days, when everything is going to plan. It’s a very different kettle of fish when things start to hit the fan. This is […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3 Ways to Be a Better Team Member

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    How can you be a better team member and help your work group be effective? It may seem unlikely that there could be anything new to learn about what makes teams effective, but there is. More than ever before, work today gets done in teams, and your ability to contribute as a member is vital […]

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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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  • Building a high performing virtual team

    SkyeTeam High performing teams

    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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  • 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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  • Don’t be Independent. Be Interdependent.

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    Do you pride yourself in being able to get things done? Do you face each challenge head on, on your own? Do you try not to be a “bother” to other people? If so you could be suffering from a severe case of independence! I am still recovering from 40+ years of working and striving […]

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