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Tuesday
Aug142012

Give In Every Once in a While

Compromising. Giving in. Giving up on your expectations. Letting it slide. Settling. Just saying these words causes me stress. On the other hand, so does bullying, demanding, controlling & manipulating. This may sound extreme, but usually in times of stress, we default to one or the other.

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Thursday
Jul192012

Building a Productive Team.3,The Dance

Here's another effective stategy for fostering productivity although it's not as concrete as previous strategies, and I can't give you step 1, 2 & 3 to accomplish it. Get comfortable operating within the tension of the current reality and your ideal situation.

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Tuesday
Jul032012

Building a Productive Team.2:Making a Request

Here's a simple & fast strategy for productivity. Make a request. To an individual, to a team, to a boss, to a client, even to yourself. A request usually starts with the words "will you....".

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Monday
Jun252012

Building a Productive Team, Part 1

I just received another invitation to a leadership event and it was hard not to immediately push the register button. I love these events. I get inspired by the speakers and have all kinds of fun dreaming about what could happen if I put in to practise what I have heard! Fast forward three months and I notice, that once again, I'm still doing things the same way, still communicating in the same way, and still haven't made that big accomplishment. Generally speaking, these big inspirational events aren't what bring about the significant advancements and changes most leaders crave.

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Monday
Jun182012

How to Begin Tackling a Tough Situation

Here's the first two steps in tackling a tough situation. Brainstorm all possible courses of action. What are your choices? Write a list or get a trusted peer, mentor or coach to help you identify your options. Even the crazy, risky or initially unappealing options. (ignoring the whole situation & hoping it goes away is truly a viable choice!)

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