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Four words to help you build a more powerful team

4 Words to Help You Build a Powerful Team

One question leads to a powerful team. “David, I just don’t have time. There’s so much to do that some days I just want to give up!” Lynn was a midlevel manager in a mid-sized healthcare company. She’d sought out coaching because […]

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how to lead when your team can't see the obvious

How to Lead When Your Team Can’t See the Obvious

It seems so obvious—until it isn’t. Bonaire is a desert island in the south Caribbean that’s known for fantastic coral reefs, flamingos, sea salt production, and donkeys. Coral, flamingos, and salt occur naturally in Bonaire. Donkeys—not so much. In the 1600s Spaniards […]

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navigate the chaos

How to Help Your Team Navigate the Chaos

How do you help your team navigate the chaos, particularly when you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed (and maybe even a bit frightened)?  In this article, I share three ways to help your team navigate the chaos of reorganization, shifts in direction or toxic […]

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How to Prepare Your Successor For Success

How to Prepare Your Successor For Success

The same mentor who jokingly told Karin that if you want people to think you’re a rock star “always follow an idiot” also smiled and said, “and always leave an idiot as your successor.” Not the best advice – but leadership transitions […]

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When your boss is on the naughty list

When Your Boss is On the Naughty List

One of our most popular holiday posts is this look at Santa’s poor leadership in the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV Special. Fortunately, Santa learns how to recognize and encourage talent. But what do you do your boss is the one […]

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Stop emailing when you should have a meeting

Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed. Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […]

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