Category Archives: Teamwork

Video Review for 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

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This is video review for the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This video was produced by http://www.callibrain.com, creators of Callibrain: Team Engagement, Communication, and Execution software. To buy the book…

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The Boss Stops Here

A nonhierarchical workplace may just be a more creative and happier one. But how would you feel if the whole office voted on whether to hire you—and when to give you a raise? CONTINUE READING…. By Matthew Shaer Published Jun … Continue reading

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Negativity is a Cancer

I believe that negativity is a kind of cancer that occurs in many organizations. It has a growing and debilitating impact on any group where it is allowed to fester. Stamping out all negativity is a daunting a task, just…

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Death by Micromanagement

Everybody hates to be micromanaged. So why do so many managers do it? We know that overbearing, but well intended, managers micromanage all the time in an attempt to optimize performance. I will identify the cure for this habitual dilemma…

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Trust vs Risk

This summer, Nik Wallenda walked across Niagara Falls on a cable. Exactly why he did that is lost on me, but that doesn’t matter. He seems to have a pretty high tolerance for risk. For each of us, it is…

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Please Help Me Understand

On a daily basis, we experience situations where we are at odds with the actions or words of other people. It is human nature to disagree with other people at times. How we handle ourselves when this happens determines our…

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Seven Traits of Super Teams

If you have ever been on a SuperTeam, you know how it felt. The group accomplished seemingly impossible goals like clockwork. The group stayed pretty much on track, and when it got off the beam, it self-corrected. People on the…

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The Root of All Conflict

Can you believe a single three-word phrase is the basis for nearly all conflict? It is true that conflict shows up with numerous symptoms and there are many different ways of resolving it. If it were not for three words,…

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Leadership as Provocative Competence

What Duke Ellington and Miles Davis teach us about leadership  How do you cope when faced with complexity and constant change at work? Here’s what the world’s best leaders and teams do: they improvise. They invent novel responses and take … Continue reading

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You Can’t Be Effective When You’re Too Smart For Your Own Good

You Can’t Be Effective When You’re Too Smart For Your Own Good REBLOGGED FROM:   FASTCOMPANY By Patty Azzarello     August 16, 2012 Congratulations, smartypants, you’ve got the highest IQ in the room–too bad it’ll make you a pain to work with. Here … Continue reading

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