It’s All in the Definition

In working with leaders, teams and cultures, we often find the need to define certain terms. This ensures that everyone is clear on what's being discussed or … [Read more...]

Key Characteristics of Powerful Leaders

Top leaders need to be especially good at what they do. The power they have available to them accentuates both their strengths and their weaknesses. Leaders are also not … [Read more...]

Does Your Team Have Perseverance?

At the beginning of relationships, with new teams, and with new projects in business, there is often a lot of logical discussion regarding the best idea and how to … [Read more...]

Surviving Success and Watching Failure

Have you ever seen a problem coming and not done anything to fix it? Was it someone failing at a project? Perhaps someone was ruining a relationship? A project where … [Read more...]

The Talent Drought

Written by: The Challenge In the past, as employers we could look for employees that had certain types of training.  When they came aboard, they could move … [Read more...]

Are You Ready For The Homerun?

Each of us has an opportunity every day to live each moment to the fullest and make each and every interaction one that is memorable and impactful.  In order to do that … [Read more...]

Business Coaching for Effective Communication

Communication is key in any organization, and employing the right communication strategies allows your team to focus on what they do best.  Ensuring that the right … [Read more...]

Poor Communication Skills in the Workplace is Costly

Poor Communication costs you, both professionally and personally. One source estimates employee misunderstandings cost organizations $37 billion per year.  … [Read more...]

Spotting and Hiring an Employee for Team Fit Is About Looking Beyond Personality

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My friend Liz was worried about the future of her workplace. She was on the Quality Management Team at Gaskets, Inc. (not its real name), and the CEO wanted to expand the … [Read more...]

Google and Yale Study Shows Experientially Diverse Teams Yield Productive Chaos

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When we think of efficiency, we tend to picture something mechanical like a train--a well-tuned system that chugs along, each part working in unison, creating a beast of … [Read more...]