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Leadership Tips: 7 Tips to Change Difficult Behavior
In the last few blog posts I've have been addressing difficult behavior and how to change it. How Do You Deal With a Difficult Person On Your Team Who…? Leadership Skills: Become an Observer of Difficult Behavior Leadership Tips: Choosing to Deal With Difficult Behavior Now we come to the point where you're annoyed. You've decided to deal with the...

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Posted on 09/23/2013 01:00 am | No Comments
 
Leadership Tips: Choosing to Deal With Difficult Behavior
In my recent post I suggested that when someone's behavior drives you crazy, you might ask yourself if he or she is a traitor (How Do You Deal With a Difficult Person On Your Team Who…?). I mentioned that most people who's actions drive us crazy are not traitors at all. Instead, they are well-intentioned folks who are exhibiting difficult...

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Posted on 09/09/2013 01:00 am | No Comments
 
How Do You Deal With a Difficult Person On Your Team Who…?
Do you have a team member who drives you crazy? When I speak to groups, I enjoy Q&A sessions and often ask people to tell me about their biggest leadership challenges. Invariably, many questions start with, "How do you deal with a person on your team who ____________(fill in the blank with difficult behavior)?" (more…)

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Posted on 08/14/2013 01:26 am | 3 Comments
 
9 More Reasons for Taking Responsibility for Your Team’s Success
Teamwork should no longer be considered a group skill. It's an individual skill and a responsibility of everyone in the work place. After already giving you 5 Reasons for Taking Responsibility for Your Team’s Performance, I want to share 9 more with you! (more…)

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Posted on 07/29/2013 09:56 am | No Comments
 
Leadership Skills: Why Clarity is Your Source of Power
When was the last time you were on a team where the participants held different notions about their task? Lack of shared clarity about direction gets teams stuck! How fast did you make progress together? If your experience is like mine, not very fast. When there's no strong agreement about the task at hand, it's easy for people to bicker...

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Posted on 07/16/2013 08:27 am | 4 Comments
 
Leadership Skills: How to Approach “Wicked” Problems
In my last post, I identified "wicked" problems as those that defy solution. What makes a problem wicked as opposed to tame is its multifaceted nature. No known algorithm will solve it. Attempts to solve the problem often simply reveal more about the problem. (more…)

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Posted on 06/24/2013 01:12 am | No Comments
 
Leadership Skills: The Leadership Gift Decision Test

Christopher Avery blogs about Leadership Skills: The Leadership Gift Decision Test

Posted on 05/07/2013 01:09 am | No Comments
 
More Fairness Principle Ideas for Clearer Communication
I wanted to add a few thoughts to the Leadership Gift Fairness Principle I introduced in my previous post. Here are additional ideas for more successful communication between team members that are in the office and team members that phone in during conference calls. Some research suggests that we use gestures as mental anchors for words rather than as nonverbal...

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Posted on 04/30/2013 05:30 am | 3 Comments
 
Debunking Team-Building Myths – Part 3
Debunking Team-Building Myths I challenged three team building myths in two past blog posts: Myth #1: You must hire a consultant. I disagree. All professionals should be able to build a team. Myth #2: The first agenda in team building is to get people to like each other. No, the first agenda is agreeing what the team is going to...

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Posted on 03/25/2013 01:00 am | No Comments
 
Debunking Team-Building Myths – Part 2
In my last post, I challenged two common team building myths: Myth #1: You must hire a consultant. Not true. Any professional can learn and apply basic The Leadership Gift™ skills to boost a group's performance by 50 to 100 percent or more, sometimes much more.) Myth #2: The first agenda in team building is to get people to like each other....

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Posted on 03/21/2013 11:30 am | 3 Comments
 
 
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