Team Building

28Oct 2014

Few will argue with the notion that many traditional roles are evolving at an accelerated rate! Individual contributors, teams and offices are increasingly being asked to serve as business strategist, change management specialist, human capital coaches and mentors, cross-function and cross-boarder experts, and disruptive technology innovators. Often without the knowledge, skills, or the appropriate resources! […]

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24Jul 2014

It’s a question I hear frequently from clients in professional services: “How do I accelerate my high-performers’ ability to identify, nurture, and develop profitable business? Too many lack the ability to be intentional, quantifiable, and strategic in their new-business growth objectives. What can we do about that?” Indeed, how can you get the less-experienced people […]

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16Jul 2014

Today’s business climate is demanding; it rewards only the lean and nimble. To achieve that agility, organizations are being challenged to shift from old-style command-and-control (a World War I term) to trust-and-track—a culture of collaborative leadership. I’m mentoring a highly intelligent executive who is relatively new in his role. He is trying desperately to get […]

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18Mar 2014

Without communication skills there can be no leadership success, as anyone knows who’s made it past the first year on the job. As you moved into your first management positions, you learned how your skill in verbal, nonverbal, and written communication combined to help you get your organization’s work done through others. Recently I’ve been […]

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18Mar 2014

Funny thing about business relationships: everyone knows they’re important; I’ve met very few who really understand their significance! I often get “common sense” when I highlight key fundamentals that individuals must do on a consistent basis to identify, build and nurture productive, value-based relationships. Yet, it’s interesting how often common sense is NOT common practiced! […]

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17Feb 2014

Call me an idealist, but I refuse to believe most individuals show up to work intentionally deciding to fail every day! The challenge with most individuals I mentor, teams or organizations I speak for or consult with is that either they’re not measuring the right outcomes, they’re not clearly understood and aligned or simply and […]

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04Feb 2014

If you’ve ever attended any kind of a “networking” (I hate that term, as it’s one letter away from NOTworking) event, you’ve certainly heard the dreaded yet obligatory question: “what do you do?” Probably even worse is the 45 min lecture some people go into in trying to tell you everything they know, about a […]

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27Jan 2014

Several leaders I’ve spoken with recently have complained about attrition in their companies. “Where’s the loyalty?” they ask, fretting about the mobility of today’s knowledge workers. In my view, if you are complaining after they leave, you’re about two decades too late. That’s how long it has been since the old labor-and-management paradigm gave way […]

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20Nov 2013

In a connected but keep-your-distance world, how do we achieve return on impact in our strategic relationships? In my view, today’s leaders need to navigate two trends that will create disruption when they collide if not managed successfully. These trends are the open talent economy and a pervasive lack of skill in strategic relationship development. […]

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