Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership: How good was your first time?

For many of us, our first foray into team leadership comes on a small project team or perhaps a volunteer committee. When this experience goes well, we seek additional, growing levels of leadership, which usually correspond to greater personal or professional success. But what about when that first leadership foray goes wrong? Continue reading

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Stormy Teams (Or why you should always bring an umbrella to a meeting)

It strikes me that meteorology provides a perfect analogy for working with a team. Continue reading

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Why do so many young leaders get it wrong?

Over the past decade, I have had the opportunity to coach a lot of emerging leaders. During those interactions, I have worked with my clients on foundational concepts (what do they want to accomplish, how do they want to be perceived, … Continue reading

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Firing your weakest link won’t help your team

    “Take a moment now to reflect on the performance of each team member. Think of the lowest-performing team member. By default, that person’s level of performance sets the standard for acceptable performance on your team–it’s the performance level … Continue reading

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Conflict isn’t a 4-Letter Word (I counted … twice)

This article first appeared on my personal blog on August 11, 2015, so if you think it looks familiar … I was helping to facilitate a leadership workshop with a group of Millennials. As you could probably predict, part of … Continue reading

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Hiring “Cultural Fits” Could Kill Your Company

Over the past several years, there has been a growing trend around hiring for “cultural fit.” In the past year, however, evidence is growing that this trend is warping into something detrimental to a growing company. The crux of the … Continue reading

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