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A Leader’s Role in High Performing Teams

by Julie Chance | August 9, 2019

When people hear the phrase “high performing team,” they often assume that means a perfect team – one without mistakes, conflict, or failure. In fact, the opposite is true. A

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How to Create a People First Culture

by Julie Chance | August 9, 2019

When I work with companies to help improve team functions and performance, someone in leadership inevitably asks, “Everyone talks about putting people first, but what does that really mean? What

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Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Teamwork

by Julie Chance | July 12, 2019

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?

by Julie Chance | July 12, 2019

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

by Julie Chance | June 25, 2019

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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Get Your Team’s Commitment to Change, and Keep It

by Julie Chance | May 31, 2019

As we near the final steps of the Blueprint for Building a High-Performance Culture, we want to focus on commitment. As we have said in a previous post, leadership can

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To Achieve Culture Change, Identify Priority 1

by Julie Chance | May 17, 2019

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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Assess the Gap: What Is Getting in the Way of Culture Change?

by Julie Chance | April 30, 2019

Over the past four posts, we have been discussing the blueprint to a high-performing company culture. As with any journey on the road to culture change, we usually come to

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Keep Culture from Becoming Just a Words on the Wall

by Julie Chance | April 16, 2019

In our last post, we talked about using a blueprint to change your company’s culture to a high performing one based on team accountability. After highlighting the six steps in

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The Road to Change: A Blueprint for Building A High-Performance Culture

by Julie Chance | March 29, 2019

We have been talking a lot about change recently. Specifically, we have been talking about how to change company culture to achieve accountability and results. Up to this point, we’ve

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