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  • To Build a High Performing Team be more like John (Pizza can also help)

    The Guy Who Builds Incredible Teams Have you ever wondered why some teams look and feel so amazing- even FUN? How do the leaders of these teams get the team to be so engaged and to look out for each other? The leaders of these teams are often pretty special people who seem to be […]

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  • How to Change a Toxic Culture

    Company culture can be summed up as “how business gets done”, it’s the organizational equivalent of “personality.”  When it sparkles we all want to be associated with the company, when it becomes toxic it’s something we tolerate or avoid. Unfortunately, without care and attention a healthy culture can become toxic. It can slide into an […]

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  • Skye Book Review: To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink

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    Turns out, we’re all selling something. Studies show that “one out of every nine American workers works in sales.” But in Dan Pink’s “To Sell Is Human,” he argues that we are all salesmen-just in a broader sense. Perhaps you are pitching ideas to colleagues or clients, or convincing your kids to eat their vegetables. […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Causes Fear of Failure?

    I’ve been discussing leaders’ challenges and a big one is fear of failure, even though many refuse to admit to anyone they might feel it. Robert Kelsey, author of What’s Stopping You?: Why Smart People Don’t Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can (Capstone, 2012), offers some background on causes. Several factors contribute to […]

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