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Are You Leading To Maintain The Status Quo Or To Create A Better Future?

As organizations transition to a post-pandemic era, forward-thinking leaders realize that managing the status quo is not leading toward a bright future. Leaders must get their teams future-focused, change-oriented and dedicated to their own growth again or risk losing their most talented people to better opportunities. Leadership is a routine practice requiring managers at all …

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miscommunication in the workplace

Five Sources Of Miscommunication In The Workplace And How To Mitigate Them

Effective communication is important in any relationship, especially in the workplace where customers and employees depend on it to be successful. When there is a breakdown between individuals, we most often assume that communication is at least part of the root cause solution.  Style inventories, team-building activity programs and communication workshops are commonly used for …

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The missing piece

The Missing Pieces In Team Building

For decades, corporate team building has consisted of style inventories, communication skill building and teamwork games like ropes courses, trust falls and escape rooms. While these activities might bring a team closer together as friends and are certainly fun activities, they have little if anything to do with actually building job-related teamwork.  Building effective teams …

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Professional Teams get better results

Why Most Business Teams Are Amateurs, And How To Become Professional

In my 35 years of consulting with business teams to lead breakthrough change efforts, I’ve learned one surprising thing: Professional business teams act like amateurs! If you want to learn about high-performing teams, pay attention to teams that have to perform well together. The success of sports teams, dance companies and music groups depends on their teamwork, …

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Three Steps To Drive Results Without Micromanagement

No one really likes micromanaging, yet it is a popular management strategy at almost every level. Most managers who micromanage express that the best way to ensure success is to take control. While that may sound reasonable, it ultimately doesn’t work. The Problem With Micromanagement Micromanagement is an organizational disease similar to silos in that …

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Diversity is a key to business success

Five Meaningful Ways To Support Diversity, Equity And Inclusion In Business

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a stated value for many companies, but making meaningful changes to support DEI often proves more difficult than simply claiming it as important. Below are five meaningful ways to support DEI in any organization. 1. Educate yourself and take personal inventory. Power dynamics in organizations most often mimic power …

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5 Best Books on Accountability: Individual & Organizational

Personal accountability is an essential building block of success. When we take responsibility for our actions and words, both the good and the bad, we can learn, grow, and build satisfying relationships with others. Without it, we point fingers and blame others for things that we should have done differently. And you can’t learn from …

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Great leaders are accountable to their team and their outcomes

8 Personal Accountability Habits of a Great Leader

Whether or not you carry the title of leader or manager in your job, you have the opportunity to be a great leader. Leadership is not something that is bestowed upon a person — although a person’s title and credentials can influence how much power a person has in a specific situation. True leadership is grown from within. A …

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Accountability Coach

11 Benefits of an Accountability Coach

An accountability coach is a professional who works with you and your business to help develop new skills that are required for problem resolution and resource management. There are numerous advantages of hiring an accountability coach, including both immediate and long-term benefits. Understanding the benefits they can bring to your business can give you an …

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Accountability vs. Responsibility: How to Know the Difference

  When evaluating Accountability vs Responsibility, it’s important to remember responsibility has to do with the tasks you’ve set out to accomplish, but accountability is a mindset and has more to do with outcomes. The terms have become interchangeable in the workplace, but both of these terms should be distinct! The differences aren’t always clear, which …

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The Dangers of Adrenaline Addiction In The Workplace

What is Adrenaline Addiction? Adrenaline is a central component of an animal’s flight or fight response that kicks in when danger is sensed. Adrenaline causes one’s heart rate and blood pressure to increase, increased sweating, and increased blood in the organs and muscles. Despite this being part of a core evolutionary strategy for survival and …

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Offense vs Defense

Offense vs. Defense: One Has Significant Benefits in the Workplace

At work, offense is being proactive. It’s what we call “playing big.” Defense is “playing small” or being reactive. Offensive vs. Defensive are terms that we’re familiar with when talking about football, video games, or other sports. However, these strategies are also applicable to the workplace–but not in the ways you might think. Continue reading, and …

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Behaviors That Help Develop Personal Accountability

8 Behaviors That Help Develop Personal Accountability

8 Behaviors That Help Develop Personal Accountability One of the leading concerns among senior executives is accountability from managers, leaders, and employees. Blame doesn’t solve problems and only creates a negative culture within a company. So how does an enterprise facilitate personal accountability within their organization? Enterprises need to create a culture where employees feel empowered to take …

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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 I have studied and taught for the 35 years I’ve been consulting with organizations. When people hear the word “accountability,” they often think of being the …

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