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  • Wisdom From A Train Station…

    skyeteam leadership development

    Anchor points. I talk about this concept to just about anyone who will listen. Anchor points are those things in our lives that make things “normal.” We all have them, for me it’s things like the layout of the grocery store, the smell of rain on pavement, anticipating the opening riff to “The Four Horsemen” […]

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  • Leadership and Presence

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    When I am working with leaders in our programs there are four questions that I ask them to reflect upon that start the journey to leadership excellence. “How do people feel in your presence?”  Do they feel excited, calm, toxic, scared, nervous, empowered, shut down, happy, negative, cared for, dismissed, etc.? “How do you want people […]

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  • People Never Forget How You Made Them Feel.

    skyeteam leadership development , Ruby Vesely

    Being at our best is about connecting with those around us, each and every day. However many of us forget to make this a priority and as such there is a consequence for our our personal and professional lives.I first heard the following quote as a teenager, and I have never forgotten it. I’ve learned that people will forget […]

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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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  • How to Toot Your Own Horn Without Blowing It! Toot! Toot!

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development

    Sharing our strengths and the value we bring, whether at home or work can be a fine balancing act. Share too much and you will come across as a braggart. Share too little, and well, you won’t come across at all. “Without promotion something terrible happens—nothing.” P.T. Barnum Here are six approaches for tooting your […]

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  • Ditch the Trash-Talk!

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    A member of my team is just back from a whirlwind tour of the US, 6 cities in 10 days.  Very satisfied clients, outstanding feedback from the 150 leaders who participated in the programs with comments ranging from “This is going to make a real difference to how I do my job” “I now understand […]

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  • Courage comes in small acts

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    A client has invited me to speak on the topic of “courageous leadership”. I’m looking forward to the event, and have ideas buzzing through my mind that will eventually form part of that presentation. I recently read “Courage is the Backbone of Leadership” where the author Gus Lee describes courage as one of three high […]

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  • You’re not the boss of me

    SkyeTeam Leadership Development

    Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In, has great ideas and positive intent for girls and women everywhere.  I had read some of the bad press about the book and was fully prepared not to like it or her.  To my surprise, I “got” what she was talking about and recalled situations where I had done […]

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  • Learning to Let Go – How not to be a control freak

    2013 was my year of learning to let go.  I will admit that it was tough, I was successful some of the time, like a mother hen most of the time, gritting my teeth and trying to decide whether to say something and take over a lot of the time. What was I learning to […]

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  • 3 TED Talks you can’t afford to miss

    We love TED talks at SkyeTeam there is so much to be learned from these short pithy videos. In case you didn’t know, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design their tag line is “ideas worth spreading.”  and they do that! TED talks launched in 1984, and there are now more than 1,400 videos available […]

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