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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 Keep Resolutions You Desire
It is especially frustrating after deciding to change a behavior to find yourself violating your own decision. Suppose, for example, you've decided to stop using the words "right" and "wrong" -- substituting them instead with "works" and "doesn't work." Now, what do you do if you slip and use the word "right" or "wrong?" Do you get upset with yourself?...

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Posted on 07/01/2013 07:52 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: Know The Difference Between Wicked and Tame Problems
Have you ever tried to solve a problem that defied you? If so, it might have been a "wicked" problem and you might have been approaching it with a "tame" problem mindset. To understand the difference between wicked and tame problems, consider that the typical approach to solving any problem is a linear process such as: identify the problem brainstorm...

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Posted on 06/17/2013 12:16 pm | 1 Comment
 
Leadership Skills: 5 Reasons for Taking Responsibility for Your Team’s Performance
Are you tired of hearing, and maybe even saying, "I got put on a bad team?" I am. It's the most common excuse for non-performance I hear from highly skilled professionals. I firmly believe that teamwork should no longer be considered a group skill. It is an individual skill and a responsibility of everyone in the work place. (more…)

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Posted on 06/05/2013 01:11 am | 1 Comment
 
Leadership Skills: 5 Tips to Make Yourself Invaluable By Serving Multiple Teams
In our hyper-connected world, rewards will go to those who happily align the goals and integrate the actions of multiple intersecting groups, thus moving all forward. Here are two examples where integrative skills come into play: (more…)

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Posted on 06/03/2013 01:00 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
 
The Leadership Gift Conflict Rule No. 5: Intend to Win and Allow Others to Win
In my first post in this series I recommend "positive politics" as a successful approach to conflict (Leadership Gift Conflict Rule No. 1: Disagree More and Better). And that means working to discover, align and integrate interests. When interests are aligned and integrated, teams and organizations perform at incredible levels. A traditional response to perceived conflict -- for example, when...

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Posted on 04/22/2013 01:00 am | No Comments
 
 
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