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Stuck in the Middle: Why Management is the Catalyst for Trust

I once worked for an organization that wasn’t very team oriented, but the division I worked in was. My division always had the highest contract retention, best client relationships and

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: How Do I More Effectively Use MyEverythingDiSC.com?

How do I more effectively use MyEverythingDiSC® with learners is a question that I get asked (and ask myself) often. As you know, MyEverythingDiSC® is a mobile-friendly, interactive learning portal

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Meetings: The Petri Dish of Company Culture

Benjamin Franklin famously said nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes. However, the average American worker would probably add meetings to that list. Research reveals that corporate executives

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Strategic Team Building: The Missing Ingredient in Strategic Planning

A colleague of mine once worked for a small organization that underwent a leadership transition. The new leader wanted to develop a brand new 10-year strategic plan. He summoned nearly

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Leading Up: Creating Buy-In for HR Initiatives

A friend and I were recently preparing for a presentation by writing out conflict scenarios to show effective and ineffective ways to handle conflict. One particular scenario was between a

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A Leader’s Role in High Performing Teams

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

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

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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