Destruction or Departure: The Toxic Executive Team

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Published: January 11, 2017

The team gets together periodically, and the signs of trouble abound.  Members are late, don’t prepare for the meeting, and resist any effort to move forward.  Forget any indication of happiness; this team can barely resist snarling at each other.  If you are a member of such a team, you probably HATE going to the […]

Choose Your Next Leader

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Published: February 10, 2015

It is a privilege to serve.  What a mighty privilege it is to be able to select one’s leader. In the past, few people had a choice to choose their leaders.  A military general commanded the troops, workers on an assembly line listened to the foreman, and the church commanded our religious and moral lives.  […]

Leaders Are Grateful for Diversity

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Published: February 4, 2015

  The members of a working team likely have some talents in common.  They also have talents that are different.  It is beneficial for a leader to find a way to merge the unique talents that are present.  Those varying skills may increase the conflict in a group, and they may also help the group […]

Signs That Conflict On Your Team Are Very Good Thing

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Published: December 30, 2014

No one wants to be surrounded by conflict. When we have a conflict, at the least we have to work harder; at the worst, we get wrapped up in an emotional maelstrom. We have so many memories of the turmoil that surrounds a conflict, that most of us will avoid it if we possibly can. […]

Passion versus perfection

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Published: December 18, 2014

I am sure that you have some people on your team filled with passion for what you are doing. It is also likely that you have some people that are perfectionistic. How do the passionate ones get along with the perfectionistic ones? In my experience, there is a chance for a clash between these two […]

Project manager: Think like a Leader

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Published: December 2, 2014

Project manager: if your work changes your organization, you need to think like a leader.   I believe this about many dedicated project managers: they focus on getting results. They understand how to use the right technology, prepare the right analysis, and build the right team. Great project management can help an enterprise gets results […]

Building A Team For Project Performance

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Published: November 18, 2014

How do you build a five-star team? Through appreciation, individual attention, challenging assignments, and involvement with something hugely meaningful. Even though your team may not have won any awards (yet), if you start with trust and rapport, you can build a team that you will proud to call, “a high-performance team.”   Start with trust. […]

Micro Leadership, Macro Leadership

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Published: September 19, 2014

  Is it daunting to consider yourself a leader? Perhaps you are judging yourself too harshly.  I think that all people have leadership talents within them; our work sometimes calls us to be a leader at a micro level, and at other times, someone calls us to be a leader at a macro level.  Good […]

Effective Leadership with Less Need to Dominate

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Published: September 12, 2014

Imagine an effective leader who does not need to command other people. At most, this kind of leader uses the powers of influence to encourage others to follow his or her guidance. Why is it then that many people think of leaders as a commanding force – a person comfortable with the power to dominate […]

Beyond talent, the winning team

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Published: August 26, 2014

Imagine that you have five people working on the team. Each of them is talented in a different way. As a team, they know it’s important to support each other to achieve results. They’ve worked with each other long enough to know what the others require of them. Although the talent of each may not […]

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