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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Problem solving involves mastering established best practices—proven, repeatable solutions for dealing with recurring problems—so as to avoid reinventing the wheel. It means using...
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Thursday, December 28, 2017
Are you caught up in a cycle of feeling like a victim of situations or people outside your control at work? Have you noticed that this feeling may trigger some negative or self-protective...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Hundreds of millions of workers worldwide dread going to work every day. But for those workers who have to work with a jerk or workplace bully, going to work is unbearable. These office...
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Many of the best employee development techniques rely on a combination of team-based and targeted one-on-one communications. As the workforce moves more and more into online spaces, savvy...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
You have decided to attend a football game; the tickets cost $35, but you have not yet purchased the tickets. As you enter the stadium, you discover that you have lost $35. Would you still...
Books
Sunday, October 1, 2017
The moment you learn to improvise is the moment anything becomes possible. Count the number of times you’ve said “no” to an idea. Whether you inadvertently put out a spark of brilliance or...
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Collaboration is a great way to make use of the brilliant minds you’ve hired. However, when you search for “why collaboration doesn’t work” online, you’ll find dozens of articles from...
TD Magazine
Friday, September 1, 2017
There is no quick fix for group development, so plan initiatives accordingly. A quick scan of some websites generated at least 14 reasons for team building. The most commonly cited reasons...
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The NBA MVP Award denotes the player who was most valuable to his team among ALL the players in the NBA that season. Russell Westbrook won the MVP award this past season, becoming only the...
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Not too long ago, I watched the HBO TV miniseries The Pacific, produced by Tom Hanks. It’s a companion piece to the widely acclaimed Band of Brothers. Both are moving and graphic accounts...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
In an earlier blog posts, I introduced 11 operating principles that serve as the first part of an operating platform that can be used to help people practice genuine team collaboration on...
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017
In my book, The Collaborator: Discover Soccer as a Metaphor for Global Business Leadership, I describe the game of soccer as the best example of a sport with teams charged to perform their...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017
In a previous post we showed that the command-and-control culture is killing companies. We made it clear that creating a culture of employee engagement and motivation can significantly...
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
There is convincing evidence that organizations that focus on creating engaging workplaces put themselves in a position to flourish. Over the last 14 months, we have visited more than 50 of...
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
We have all used metaphors to help explain things, including understanding the nature of change. For many, this includes the use of a sports metaphor. American football, for example has...
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Many of us are leading remote workforces, but few of us have a roadmap to success. Challenges to managing remote employees are as big as the cloud itself, but there are tools and strategies...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
Soccer—often referred to as the “beautiful game”—represents the best example of a sport with teams charged to perform their work under changing conditions. The best soccer teams in the...
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Monday, May 22, 2017
How do people know what I'm doing when they can't see me?  Leaders often think that because their team is located elsewhere they can't (or don't have to) be a role model for them, but that...
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Telework, as a business strategy, has changed the way the federal workforce operates by supporting mission achievement and goal fulfillment using a distributed workforce. The option to...
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Thursday, May 4, 2017
More and more of today’s work is powered by teams. In fact, according to research from Ken Blanchard Companies, nearly 90 percent of today’s workers say that they spend a third to half of...
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