An Olympian’s View on Teamwork

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email It’s not every day you meet an Olympian, so when I recently sat down with three-time Olympic medalist Susann Bjerkrheim, I was immediately intrigued and impressed. Bjerkrheim was the face of Norway’s women’s handball team for over two decades, competing in four […]

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Five Questions to Maximize Your Learning

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin Many of us experience life at a sprinter’s pace. We jump from one task or activity to the next without giving much thought to its purpose or how it fits into the […]

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When Collaboration Really Counts

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Every year, there are 400,000 deaths attributed to preventable mistakes in American hospitals. Read that again—this year, 400,000 people will die from avoidable errors during hospital care. Known as Preventable Adverse Events (PAEs), these serious oversights include medication errors, hospital-acquired infections and […]

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More Emotional Intelligence Please

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ) has been a trending topic since the mid-90s, when author and psychologist Daniel Goleman first popularized the term. Harvard Business Review hailed it as “a revolutionary, paradigm-shifting idea” and Yale University established an entire research institute around […]

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Embrace Opposition for Better Results

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Two Heads Are Better Than One Many of us grew up hearing the expression, two heads are better than one. On an intuitive level, this idiom makes sense: you get better results when you invite another person’s perspective to assess a situation, […]

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The Manager’s Most Important Tool

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email “Words, words, words.” –Hamlet Simply put, management is about getting things done. At times, it’s the manager taking action, but most often, it’s the manager motivating others to take collective action. And the manager generally does this through one common yet powerful […]

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Diversity through a Different Lens

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email The need for diverse teams that can embrace different perspectives and collaboratively create innovative solutions has never been greater. Plus, tapping into the best thinking of a wide array of people is only going to become more important as problems become more […]

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Could You Be the Reason People Are Leaving?

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Become the Reason People Stay. Why do good people leave organizations? I often ask this question when I lead workshops or speak at conferences. Inevitably, someone offers up that people leave managers—not companies. And, while nearly everyone agrees with this maxim, there […]

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Developing the Skill of Accountability

Blog Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email A Dozen Things You can do after Core Strengths Accountability Training to Sustain and Extend the Learning Now what? It’s the essence of a question the authors of Core Strengths Accountability (CSA) training and our Master Facilitator Team often hear. The questions […]

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