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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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How Do You Know if Your Team is Built? I can tell from a distance if a team is built, and you can too — if you understand what “built” means. Stand back, so you can observe the team as … Continue reading

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Is it easy for you to grant a small favor to someone you’ve just met? Are you just as willing to ask a favor of someone you’ve just met? Most people are much more willing to grant a favor than … 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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Some people have a strong distaste for consensus. They say it takes too much time. They describe the painful details of the myriad ways in which group members polarize on issues and then threaten to use their veto power when … 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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