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The 6 Benchmarks of High Performance Teams

In 1996, 51% of US employees were reported to be members of team.  By 2006, it had increased to 84%. As our world becomes more complex, the need for teams will continue to grow. Understanding the characteristics of effective teams gives you a target to shoot for and...

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Embrace Struggle as an Art to be Mastered

  Guest post by Steven Snyder Leadership is often a struggle. Yet we can be brainwashed by western culture into thinking that struggle is inherently bad, a stigma that gets in the way when we find ourselves facing difficult or challenging times. Fears take over,...

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How To Answer a Wake Up Call

The results on her 360 feedback were troubling… for her boss… but apparently not for her. Susan was delivering great results, and she knew it. She had successfully led the effort to launch three new products since she had joined the company two years earlier. Bright,...

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Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of My Blog

Two years ago, as I sat down to write my first blog post, I found myself at a loss for where to start. As a focusing activity, I decided to write the purpose of my blog. It was quite helpful, and I ended up making that the topic of my first post: The Answer to What is...

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Teams Do Not Drift to Greatness

Guest Post by Mark Miller There was a lot in the news this week about a ship adrift at sea – its passengers stranded. The ship drifted 90 miles in one night, pushed by the currents. Have you ever been on a team that felt like it was moving but not purposefully?...

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Are You Ready for Your “Second Act”?

 Guest Post by Don Maruska and Jay Perry Pursuing a second career in a different field can be either an opportunity for excitement and fulfillment or a nightmare. These three critical actions will help you succeed. 1. Think it through – not just on your own but with...

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