Category Archives: teams

Leadership Clarity and Its Role in Ethics and Winning

By Lee Ellis To insure clarity in his orders to his generals, it’s said that Napoleon called in a private or corporal and read the message to them. If they understand it, he knew his generals would get it. Leaders … Continue reading

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Vulnerability and Building Trust in Leadership

Revealing Vulnerability, a Courageous Leadership Action by Sandra Ford Walston Attempting to manipulate the process makes it harder for us all. What are the results you are trying to achieve? Are you willing to invite a level of self-awareness that … Continue reading

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How to Interview and Hire the Right People

Have you asked these questions when you’re interviewing candidates? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why are you interested in working for us? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? Why do you want to … Continue reading

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Developing Effective Leaders to Hit Home Runs

Google’s 8-Point Guide to Good Management. Use it to add fuel to your own management training. The guide says “Don’t be a sissy” and reach for those goals, use your power to remove roadblocks, develop careers and listen. Seems pretty … Continue reading

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Inertia, Sushi and Getting Unstuck

“Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is a documentary film of an 85-year-old sushi chef and how he created a 3 Michelin-star restaurant in Japan. He didn’t start off trying to achieve a big goal or create a top restaurant in Japan. … Continue reading

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The Art of Team Leadership Through High Stress Change

Hurricane Sandy…(refuse to call it “Storm Sandy” and doubt any other New Yorker would consider that just a storm! ) was a visual and visceral example of change. While business change may not be as life-threatening or physically dangerous, it … Continue reading

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Here’s the Scoop on Building and Managing a Great Team

When Ben & Jerry launched their ice cream company, they had a big problem. Ben Cohen had a diminished sense of smell and taste.  Jerry could have taken a dismissive attitude and ignored Ben. Hey, the pressure was on, they … Continue reading

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How Hiring Managers Recruit Well by Thinking Outside the Box

Are you trying to find your next great talent? Has the job description changed to reflect new technologies or a mash-up of skills? Bob Cohen of the Atlantic.com recently wrote a blog about how they find their next great talent. … Continue reading

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How to Be a Good Boss Video Training DVD

“Follow any problem in business…bad service, missed deadlines, soggy fries…whatever. Everything is somebody’s job and everyone has a boss. Everything leads back to the boss.” Bruce Tulgan Bruce Tulgan is the author of several management books, It’s Okay to Manage Your … Continue reading

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Workplace Resilience After a Tragedy – What to do

by Karlin Sloan Right out of college I had a job at a small telecommunications company. One of the employees just didn’t seem right. He was quick to anger, slammed his fists against his desk, pushed his co-workers when he … Continue reading

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