Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Teamwork

My first job out of college was working in a psychiatric hospital for emotionally disturbed children, and the entire organizational culture focused on developing teamwork. Why? Because our hospital’s leadership

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How do you Build a High Performing Team?

At cocktail parties (and networking events) when I tell people I facilitate team retreats, someone inevitably rolls their eyes and relates a teambuilding horror story. Often it has to do

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Setting A Rhythm of Accountability

In our previous post, we talked about getting your team’s commitment to change and overcoming their resistance to it. But getting everyone’s commitment it is not enough, you must also

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To Achieve Culture Change, Identify Priority 1

Before we identify priority 1, let’s recap our previous steps. As we work our way through the Six Steps in the Blueprint for building a high-performing culture, we recall that

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Motivation Must Come From Leadership

Have you ever had to teach a puppy to walk on a leash? Or maybe house train a kitten or a puppy? All of those things are quite challenging and

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Why Planning Is Never A Waste of Time

You might have heard of “scouting the rapids” for whitewater rafting, but what does it mean for your business? Several years ago, while on a family vacation to Colorado, my

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The Most Important Tool In A Leader’s Toolbox

There are many tools a leader needs and also qualities it is important for them to have. These needs and qualities are crucial so they can help their team achieve

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Who Holds the Solution: Is It the Team, Leader, Or Both?

“If the team is under performing, isn’t it always a leadership issue?” This is the question I was asked recently at a networking event. I had just told the person

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Where Does Your Team Fall on the Conflict Continuum?

When prompted with the idea of productive conflict, many organizations and teams become wary. They ask, “how can conflict be productive and how do we make sure it doesn’t get

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Reframing Those Negative Thoughts That Lead to Destructive Conflict

The strongest, most connected and productive teams have the courage to push the envelope and engage in conflict that will ultimately make them better.   How Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict

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