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This is Probably Affecting Your Team – So State It, Prevent It and Nip It! post image

I was brainstorming with one of my sons not too long ago on a title for a new book. He said, how about “The Negative of Negativity” dad? I thought, brilliant! Even at his young age he knows the effects of negative energy on teams. There are so many negatives of negativity on teams that […] Read more

The #1 Way To Ostracize Yourself from Your Team – Personal Story post image

Beware of Blacklisting Yourself from Your Team I once worked with a team not too many years ago which consisted of managers who led different teams and organizations across the company. This particular team unfortunately became completely fed up with one of their teammates. Meeting after meeting this teammates only concern was spotlighting herself, her […] Read more

Bold teammates, direct leaders, honest leaders

When I speak to teams and organizations, I like to show a picture of a woman with her hand over her mouth with a shocked look, and I say something to the effect, “She just discovered that she has been walking around all day with a big piece of lettuce between her teeth. How many […] Read more

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I have never really liked the term performance management. It sounds so cookie cutter and boxy.  And the term makes it feel like there is more of a focus on management rather than leadership. The label performance management instills anxiety in employees and leaders alike. It creates strong feelings and opinions and in general just […] Read more

Would You Like This Guy On Your Team? Would You Trust Him On Your Team? post image

Unless you follow professional tennis, you may have never heard of Jack Sock. But after a match on January 5, 2016, you might have. More than just tennis fans came to know the American tennis player after an incredible show of sportsmanship in a match against Australian champion Lleyton Hewitt. Sock was ahead the second […] Read more