Category Archives: Teams

Boost Employee Engagement & Productivity
07 Mar 2017

Boost Employee Engagement & Productivity

Senior leadership may believe they have communicated the company vision, mission statement, and values to the entire organization because they have spoken about those things many times. But telling is one thing. Inspiring and involving is an altogether different task. To develop healthy, strong strands of DNA everyone in your workforce needs to be actively […]

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Do You Know These Secrets to High-Performance Teams?
28 Feb 2017

Do You Know These Secrets to High-Performance Teams?

When I worked as a senior level executive for Macy’s – when it was a Fortune 100 – it was critical that I quickly learn how to build and create high performance teams. You cannot afford to micro-manage when your responsibility is to achieve the company’s overall initiatives with a coherent vision that motivates everyone […]

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Decision-Making Skills to Rapidly Achieve Top Results
07 Feb 2017

Decision-Making Skills to Rapidly Achieve Top Results

Decision-making is one of the critical leadership skills for executives as they continue to be promoted within an organization. Unfortunately, lots of leaders you come across are weak in that area. Weak decisions at the top will sap the strength out of an entire organization’s corporate DNA. Don’t let fear of deciding paralyze you into […]

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Mergers & Acquisitions are Your Opportunity to Thrive
24 Jan 2017

Mergers & Acquisitions are Your Opportunity to Thrive

During all of those rather chaotic mergers and acquisitions, I was busy managing large teams of executives and other employees. Every time we completed one merger and blending of stores, it seemed that another merger process was starting up on the horizon. Experiencing that kind of repeated challenge while still achieving outstanding top and bottom-line […]

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Leverage Team Talent to Accelerate Leadership Results
15 Nov 2016

Leverage Team Talent to Accelerate Leadership Results

Recently I was asked by a SVP in a Fortune 250 firm to help him design a more direct route to a higher-level position. It has been thrilling for him and rewarding to me to watch him apply himself to my program and get incredible, well-deserved results. 1. Spend More Time on Task as a […]

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Leadership To Prepare Your Teams To Soar
11 Oct 2016

Leadership To Prepare Your Teams To Soar

Many recent studies and surveys, as well as articles by leading publications such as Harvard Business Review, emphasize the necessity of frequent, practical feedback. Virtually every employee under the age of 35, for instance, believes that unless their direct leaders actively help them make career advancement, they need to start looking for a position at […]

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Do You Utilize Powerful Cross-Generational Leadership Communication?
10 May 2016

Do You Utilize Powerful Cross-Generational Leadership Communication?

The Harvard Business Review recently said that what Millennials in the workforce want most can be summed-up in a single word: coaching. They want leadership that delivers personal development tools and strategies to advance their careers. Here are 6 ways to give them what they want to make your organization more competitive. #1 Be Generous […]

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Recruit, Design, and Lead High-Performance Teams
22 Mar 2016

Recruit, Design, and Lead High-Performance Teams

March is college basketball tournament month, and it’s obvious during March Madness that championship coaches don’t recruit teams to play against one particular opponent. They want teams that can win no matter who the opponent happens to be. Similarly, instead of designing your team around a particular task, recruit people that you think belong on […]

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Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!
09 Feb 2016

Key Soft Skills Are Hard, But Make Leadership Easier!

As a corporate consultant and coach, I work with people in diverse industries around the people-oriented leadership skills than can make them exponentially more effective in their roles. A toolkit of soft skills tailored to the demands of today’s top leaders and companies can be invaluable. That’s true whether you use them to communicate with […]

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26 Jan 2016

Are You Ready To Aim Higher?

  The client I coached came to me seeking someone honest and objective who would light a fire under him to propel him past his perceived limitations. He knew he was capable, talented, and reasonably successful. But he was hungry for much more and restless to break out in a big way, leading his team […]

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