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Try Taking a Walk or Jog With Your Team… post image

Several weeks ago in the Wall Street Journal there was an interesting article titled “She’s One Step Ahead.” It told the story of a factory leader, Elizabeth Kaplan, and how she decided to join her employees on a strenuous set of Los Angeles stairs during lunch. She believed that sharing a workout with her team […] Read More

Leader Celebrates Failure High Five Failure Fail Fast

I watched an interesting video the other day (see below). Spanx CEO Sara Blakely tells of how her father used to ask her and her brother at the dinner table when she was growing up what they had failed at that week. When they shared a failure, he would congratulate them and give them a […] Read More

Why Whining and Complaining will Literally Destroy you as a Leader post image

Several years ago I wrote a popular post on this blog titled 3 Ways to Deal With Whiny and Complaining Employees. In hindsight I have should have quickly followed that up with a post on “3 Ways to Stop Being a Whiny Leader.” Because the reality is, we all have our whiny moments too. Recently I […] Read More

The Transformation of a Team Starts with the Transformation of You post image

I have found in my career that most of the finger pointing on teams is at the leader or other teammates, but rarely is the finger pointing back at the person pointing the finger. Maybe you can relate? A number of years ago I was working with a team as a consultant, where every finger […] Read More

Powerful Story for Teams: Jumping to Conclusions Can Lead To Big Regrets post image

Teams Beware of Jumping to Conclusions—Teamwork Story There is an old Welsh fable told of a dog that belonged to Llywelyn the Great, a Prince of Gwynedd in the 13th century. Prince Llywelyn’s wife had passed away, and his faithful dog was charged with watching the cradle of the Prince’s baby while the Prince was […] Read More