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Why Your Team Needs A Team Charter (Part 2)

April 13, 2016

I recently wrote a piece detailing the benefits of using a team charter based on a Neuroscience tool. Here is a case study with a team I worked with that became a high-performing team just by adding a team charter into their practices!

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Why Your Team Needs a Team Charter (Part 1)

April 09, 2016

Working in teams is the norm in today’s workplace.  Working in high performing teams is unfortunately, the exception. One powerful and simple way to help your team function at its best is to create a team charter. 

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2016 Leadership Trends: Help Your Business Attract and Keep Millennials

February 23, 2016

In this recent blog post, I shared a compilation of research on how leadership is changing.  A trend was very evident that leaders are being expected to demonstrate a collaborative and empathetic leadership style.  Leadership trends are evidence of changes usually driven for a reason. 

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Your End of Year Checklist: Set Yourself Up For Greater Success in 2016

December 30, 2015

Most of us will fill many moments in the last days of December examining how well we did on our business and personal goals.  Typical questions we will ask ourselves:

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10 Signs your Team Could Benefit from a Team Personality Assessment

December 12, 2015

Is your team experiencing any of these themes?

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Ways to improve team performance for a strong finish to 2015

November 29, 2015

2015 is in the home stretch. 

Whether you are ahead of plan or struggling to catch up, you have one month to get the most out of you and your team’s performance. 

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13 signs it's time to use team building activities for work meetings

November 16, 2015

Is our modern world of always-on, way-to-much-to do making it tougher than ever for your team to function effectively, especially in meetings?  

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How to Improve Team Performance Through Values

November 09, 2015

Have you ever lead a team of talented professionals and felt concerned that they were floundering because they have too many competing priorities? 

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Personal Leadership Development Plan: Helping Teams Under Stress

November 03, 2015


The following is another lesson from my coaching play book about a leader whose team was highly successful in achieving their targets yet he received a low leadership rating in his annual performance review. Keep your team in mind when creating your personal leadership development plan.

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4 Ideas On How To Develop Your Team

October 30, 2015

Consider this dismal statistic:

According to Korn Ferry Institute leadership development researcher Robert Eichinger: "the ability to “grow talent” is ranked 67th out of 67 competencies for managers.”  This confirms that developing your team is not as easy as the many other things you do as a leader. 

The following are 4 ideas that I have seen work best when you want to develop a high performing team.

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