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High functioning teams are accountable to each other

7 Habits of High Functioning Teams

By Mark Samuel – Organizations are only as successful as the teams who move them to success. The difference between being a high-functioning business team and a low-functioning business team

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Cross-Functional teams communicate well together

Cross-Functional Teams: Challenges & Tips

Cross-functional teams haven’t always been popular, but nowadays we know organizations can’t get breakthrough results without them. When departments operate in functional silos, they simply don’t have the knowledge, awareness,

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What is a Cross Functional Team

What Is A Cross Functional Team

Cross functional teams (CFTs) are groups of employees from different functional areas within a company or business. Another word for cross functional is cross departmental. For example, a CFT could

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Accountability requires everyone to take ownership for results

5 Myths of Accountability

By Mark Samuel – The myths of accountability are deeply ingrained in our business paradigms. Accountability is one of the most misunderstood terms in organizational development and a concept that

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Are Silos Causing Breakdowns in Your Organization?

By Mark Samuel – Did you know that departmental silos are the biggest obstacle tohigh performance, increased profitability, value-driven culture, andoverall success? In my consulting practice, I’ve seen that bringing functional leaders together to speak

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Adapting Your Re-Entry Approach

By Mark Samuel –  This is part 3 in a 4-part series to help organizations navigate re-entry after the initial impact of COVID-19.  If you’re just joining the conversation, don’t

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The New Everyday Hero

By Mark Samuel –  Business in the coronavirus environment continues with people working from home, being laid-off or furloughed, or finding creative ways of  collaborating with others while keeping social

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The Low Down on Burnout

By Mark Samuel There is a major misunderstanding about burnout that suggests it stems from over-work, change, and driving toward higher levels of business results year after year. However, we

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5 Leadership Lessons with Mark Samuel

Which people in history inspire you the most? Why? John F. Kennedy, while not being perfect, was able to mobilize the world with inspirational messages of hope, personal responsibility, and care

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