Morag Barrett

  • How to Ensure you have a “Done List” vs the Endless “To-Do List”

    Well it’s official, there are less than 6 weeks left of 2018. All my grand plans for things I wanted to accomplish in the autumn remain firmly on my ‘to-do-list’ vs my ‘done-list’. Only last week I caught myself thinking “oh well, I can add them to my New Year’s Resolution” list… so you know […]

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  • 5 Mistakes People Make When Public Speaking

    PowerPoint has become the ubiquitous communication tool of the corporate world.  Hours and hours are spent in trying to create the “perfect deck” (which is impossible).  Changes and tweaks are made until well past the “last minute,” reams of paper are wasted printing copies for everyone in the room. The madness needs to stop! Here are 5 mistakes […]

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  • Nine tactics to breathe fresh life into your New Year’s resolutions

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    Like many of us the New Year comes with obligations… many of which are self imposed with the ritual of creating New Year resolutions.  Promises to ourselves and others to be better and do better.  However, despite having 49 New Years to my name, of which 30 came with New Year’s resolutions, I still manage […]

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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

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development Best Business Books

    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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  • Trust: The foundation for an Ally Relationship

    During a recent keynote presentation the participant discussed one of the key themes from Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships – the ‘Four Yeses’, four critical questions that underpin every interaction, social and professional. The four questions are Can I count on you? Can I depend on you? Do I care about you? Do I trust […]

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  • Are you in the Knowing vs. Doing gap?

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development

    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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  • 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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  • In a Funk? Here’s how to kick a ‘funny mood’.

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    “This is going to be art’s greatest moment since Mona Lisa sat down & told Leonardo da Vinci she was in a slightly odd mood.” – Edmund Blackadder, Blackadder Goes Forth, BBC I love Blackadder, and this quote has been pertinent as I’ve been in an ‘odd mood’ for a few weeks. I can’t put […]

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  • Have a wonderful end to 2017!

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