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What does it (really) take to achieve team results?

What does it (really) take to achieve team results? team results

I am often asked what it takes to achieve success in a team.  You know, so that work gets done, the product or service gets delivered, and checkmarks can get put next to all the items on the team results list.  The answer is not as complicated as you might think, and my recent musings […]

Things won’t ‘get back to normal’, but we can embrace ‘another ordinary’

Things won’t ‘get back to normal’, but we can embrace ‘another ordinary’ back to normal

“I can’t wait for things to get back to normal.” It’s a common refrain. But this phrase is deceptive and fraught with delusion – erroneously assuming that what will be in the future will be similar to what was in the past.  It’s time to face the uncomfortable truth – we are never going back […]

When you shift your perspective, you can change your reality

When you shift your perspective, you can change your reality shift your perspective

I was reminded recently of the importance of being able to shift your perspective as a leader, and a parable about six blind men and an elephant that I first heard when I was a child came to mind. This parable actually has its roots in several religions of the Indian subcontinent, but the version […]

Now is a great time to assess (or re-assess) your personal motivations

Now is a great time to assess (or re-assess) your personal motivations

Glynis Devine and I have been professional colleagues for several years, but only just recently we also started collaborating on several projects.  As a result, she has also become a dear friend.  I am SO thrilled that she agreed to guest on the blog today. As we enter yet another pandemic wave across the country, […]

If you’re leading from a distance, you need to shift your leadership focus

If you’re leading from a distance, you need to shift your leadership focus leading from a distance

Today’s blog post continues with our video series on the challenges that come with leading from a distance, and how to get past them.  My tip today is to shift your leadership focus from effort (or process) to outcomes (or results) Shift your focus from effort to outcomes When I talk to clients who find […]

If you want to achieve objectives, you need to set goals

If you want to achieve objectives, you need to set goals achieve objectives

One of your primary responsibilities as a leader is to achieve objectives, to get things done, to make progress towards established targets.  Establishing targets is key.  If you don’t set and articulate goals, you are leaving progress to hope and luck, which is not a wise leadership strategy.  I am reminded of this folklore story […]