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Are You a Leader or a Boss? Your Answer Could Determine Your Success

In this age of a fast-paced, ever-changing business environment, the need for team engagement with collaboration has never been more crucial, but quality communication and connection continue to remain elusive in most business cultures. Because of the technology available to us, information travels at great speed. Truth, misinformation and assumptions also travel quickly. Without clear…
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How Can Change Create Greater Creativity and Performance?

In my last article I talked about organizational change and the crucial stages of transition that create a more positive environment and greater buy-in. I received many comments about the essential ingredients for successful change, and it was enlightening and stimulating to see the thoughts that many are having about this. Our dialogue inspired me…
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How Can You Connect With Your Team More Effectively?

I always think of this time of year as a new beginning. I think it comes from the many years I was a student and I always thought of this time as a new start where I was going to get new information, new awareness and become more personally effective. In my last post I…
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How to Make the Strategic Jump from an I-Pod to the We-Pod

While everyone agrees collaboration creates results, resistance to spending the time and resources to allow for teams to learn how¬†to collaborate effectively has led to isolated, disconnected employees (I-Pods) rather than more productive, collaborative teams (We-Pods). I am part of the shift towards the Collaborative Leadership Model and to creating a collaborative culture that will…
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Simple Behavioral Changes that Improve Overall Company Productivity

I have spent a number of years working with individual leaders and leadership teams to help them create a company culture that aligns individual productivity with team values and goals. In order to create this type of culture, productivity must be integrated into the management structure of an organization; individual leadership behaviors that relate to…