Team Advice from a Super Bowl Champ

Team Advice from a Super Bowl Champ

Organizations comprised of functional, high performing teams consistency enjoy better business results than an organization comprised of dysfunctional, mediocre teams.  High performing teams are directly related to retention, engagement, innovation and bottom line results. In short, high performing teams help…

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Traffic, Leadership and Resiliency

Traffic, Leadership and Resiliency

Here’s the deal with leadership: it’s hard. And it’s not getting any easier. There are more challenges and more pressure on leaders than ever before. Impossible deadlines, endless projects, “firefighting,” and people issues fill the days. To get through these…

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  • August 17, 2017
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The Real Problem with Communication is Trust

The Real Problem with Communication is Trust

Poor Communication tends be the umbrella that many team and leadership challenges fall under. Consider these common issues: The team member who, despite her knowledge and experience, withholds important information from other team members or departments. A colleague who sits…

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  • July 11, 2017
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3 Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

3 Ways to Handle Conflict at Work

None of us are immune from conflict at work. You may find yourself in an argument with a colleague about the way a project is executed, or butt heads with leadership about a strategic initiative, or maybe you find your…

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  • June 13, 2017
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Talent Selection & The NFL Draft

Talent Selection & The NFL Draft

In less than a week, one of the biggest and most anticipated talent selection events of the year will occur.  Some of us will watch it, some of us will talk about it around the water cooler. The decisions made…

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  • April 21, 2017
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5 Steps to Accountability

5 Steps to Accountability

Without accountability, there are no results. The focus moves away from responsibility and growth to finger pointing, excuses and people throwing each under the proverbial bus.  Over time performance declines, team members lose respect for one another and the customer…

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  • April 12, 2017
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The Secrets of Peer to Peer Feedback

The Secrets of Peer to Peer Feedback

While feedback from management is valuable and necessary for growth it’s not always immediate. This type of feedback tends to focus on the bigger picture; performance trends, project outcomes, etc.  Day to day tasks are often overlooked. Peer to peer…

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What you need to know about company values

What you need to know about company values

After last week’s blog, Hiring Advice From a Billion Dollar Company, I received several calls and comments mostly about core values. “Those values are so important in the hiring process” said one of my HR colleagues, but we’re not very good…

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  • February 10, 2017
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