• Develop processes so your team is prepared for anything
If curiosity really did kill the cat I’m in trouble. I’ve never grown out of the toddler mindset of questioning everything, and so I continue to gain valuable insights and knowledge that I wouldn’t have gotten from not being curious....
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  • Stuffed bear at computer
I’m taking a brief hiatus from posts about team cohesion this week because: My kid just applied for and got his first job. I’ve been immersed in my friend and colleague Michael Thomas Sunnarborg‘s MeetUp for professionals in career transition. The...
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  • team standing at railing
Your team, regardless of size, has a culture all its own. Why all the hoopla about culture? Team culture goes beyond how you celebrate a coworker’s birthday; it affects how your team manages time, how they account for responsibilities, and...
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  • Help me man
“Each one of you will fail in the next three months,” I would say to all the college students in my class. Now I say this to my teams. If I’ve dredged up a recurring stress nightmare for you; hang...
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  • team working to set expectations
This month’s theme being creativity, let’s start this blog post with a creative illustration. You’re just into a game of Monopoly (buckle up for a long night), and it’s your turn. Landing on Baltic Avenue, you decide to save your...
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  • Team working over a table
Last week I posed two questions about your professional advisory team: How strong is the professional advisory team for your business? How do you manage your team of experts for the revival and success of your business? I’m using the...
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Since you’re reading this blog, you are most likely an entrepreneur, small business owner, or senior organizational leader. There is one thing you all have in common – your position can be isolating. Entrepreneurs and small business owners, in particular,...
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  • Team Work on the Mechanism of Metal Gears.
In the “Why Teams Outperform Groups” blog, we talked about the difference between leading groups and leading teams and why that distinction is so important. This week, we’ll be discussing the primary ingredients in creating a successful team: trust and understanding....
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  • Team working together
Spring is the season of renewal. As we enjoy the transformation of nature and eventual warmer weather, let’s take the month of April to explore some ideas that can help transform ourselves and our work. Think about the last time...
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  • Year Two Takes Grit
Last month’s posts (March) had the theme of reflection and its role in your business success. As important as reflection is, one of the primary benefits from thinking critically about what we’ve done and how we think is to use...
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