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Last week we explored one way people with Leadership Gift skills can apply a heightened appreciation for productive relationships to advance their purpose in life (and at work). Two additional competencies wielded by those who live “on purpose” include their … Continue reading

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Which is the better strategy, cooperation or competition? Look out, it’s a trick question. Both strategies can add value. Cooperation allows for synergy while competition fosters invention and choice. But many people think of cooperation and competition as mutually exclusive … Continue reading

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Rallying a team to beat a “common enemy” is a frequent and intoxicating business tactic. It’s also a cheap trick. What makes it cheap is that results are temporary and ultimately backfire as well. Leaders choose “common enemy” strategies because … Continue reading

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One of the leadership team members participating this week in a private Creating Results-Based Teams workshop took me at my word when I invited doodling with the color pens I placed on the tables. He drew a flow diagram around … Continue reading

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“I thought ‘as soon as you get a team together, half of the job is done and everything else will systematically fall into place’… until now it never occurred to me that everyone in the team must take responsibility to … Continue reading

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I recently was contacted by a university professor asking for some success tips in giving team assignments to university students. When I was a visiting faculty member I experimented to find out what worked best. My students were generally Juniors and Seniors … Continue reading

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Collaboration Is Not About Being Right or Wrong Some people exhibit such a need to be right that they can’t stand evidence to the contrary. Do you work with someone like that? These are the folks who work overtime to … Continue reading

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An entrepreneur friend of mine has built and sold eight companies. His new venture is a massive, important economic development project that requires the simultaneous launch of three or four different companies with a large number and variety of partners. … Continue reading

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Can you believe it — the holidays are here, again. The change of a calendar year can be a wonderful time to acknowledge the investment required to maintain growth and development, including the quality of your relationships at work. One … Continue reading

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In my recent post, we looked at what to do when we’re left in the uncomfortable position of “holding the bag” and I suggested a straightforward 7-step process for calling others on broken agreements. It’s a great process. And it’s … Continue reading

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