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The Circle of Safety – Establishing Trust through Teamwork

Written by Dean Breyley on May 13, 2019

In a growing company, it’s normal to feel like we're constantly in a battle for resources, results, energy, and people’s time and attention. Often, these daily challenges lead to unwanted tension and frustration.

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The Discipline of the “Organizational Checkup”

Written by Randy Taussig on April 29, 2019

Are you in the habit of getting an annual physical? Many of us do this as a preventative measure to stay healthy.

How about within your organization? Does your leadership team periodically assess the strength of your organization? This is a discipline that is often misunderstood or ignored.

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Confronting An Inefficient Team Member

Written by Dan Wallace on April 11, 2019

It’s a good rule of thumb that when a member of your team needs to leave, you’re going to experience 36 hours of pain. The only question is when.

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A SIMPLE QUESTION TO KEEP YOUR ORGANIZATION HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE

Written by Mike Paton on March 29, 2019

Two epidemics kill cultures: end runs and unresolved complaining. Both waste time and energy, and are ultimately toxic to the health and productivity of your company. Luckily, these epidemics can be cured by asking a simple, powerful question.

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No Apology Necessary

Written by Mike Paton on July 26, 2018

During a recent Annual Planning season, one of my clients was moved to tears while reflecting on the past year. He was recounting a “personal great,” and filled with pride for his daughter while sharing a few of her significant accomplishments. He struggled to finish the story, and ultimately needed to take a short break to compose himself. Throughout this touching, heartfelt moment, he kept apologizing to his team for being so emotional.

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