Category Archives: Team building

Loss and Failure,Increasing Your Batting Average at Work

by Richard French The number of youth players in baseball has been declining over the last several years. It’s hard. You hit a round ball with a round bat and it’s a game of attrition and failure. There is no … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful 4-Letter Word

by Larry Lipman How many of you have ever been rejected? How many of you have ever failed at something? How many of you have been told “NO”? Well, there is a way to bounce back quickly. I discovered one … Continue reading

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Videos to Empower Managers to Be Good Coaches

“That’s their job, isn’t it?” That’s a common response from managers who think good work should be expected and that an annual review is the time to give feedback. Meanwhile, the team sees their manager as uncaring or, worst, absent. … Continue reading

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Avoid Proctrastination and Build Team Support

Don’t procrastinate on a decision; let’s face it, we make very few life or death, or irreversible decisions. It’s better to make the decision, execute quickly, validate and learn. The learning from the ‘wrong’ decision can provide further evidence for … Continue reading

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Do You Feel the “Luv” at Work?

by Sandra Ford Walston How often do you hear a CEO declare with pride that his or her organization has never had a layoff, furlough or bankruptcy? Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly made that statement recently at the University of … Continue reading

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What Siri Can Teach Us About Effective Communication

By Lois Zachary One day after a long frustrating interchange with Siri, I shouted, “can’t you find any information at all on that topic? What is taking you so long? Her response? “I am putting myself to the fullest possible … Continue reading

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Can Data Help Us Hire Better Talent?

by Helen Whelan Hiring the right person for a job can be difficult at best. Managers often hire people like themselves or focus too much on past experience. Lou Adler, a former executive search recruiter and author of “The Essential … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Mentoring & 4 Ways to Succeed

by Lois Zachary It was a dark and stormy night. Secretly, she wanted to cancel their mentoring meeting. She was scared. Scared about driving during the storm and also that if she didn’t meet with her mentor this evening she would miss … Continue reading

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Resilience:Becoming Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Resilience is one those awesome traits we really don’t know we have until we come face to face with it. That can happen from a life setback or business failure. Entrepreneurs actually accelerate their odds of facing it by putting … Continue reading

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Leadership Video Shows Good Decision-Making Skills

There was a recent discussion among HR folks on LinkedIn about how much we should rely on data in making a hiring decision. One side believes in human interaction and a gut feeling as the best determinant for good talent decisions. … Continue reading

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