6 Reasons to Meet

March 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Meet
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If you are not pulling your team together on a regular basis to meet, here are six good reasons to start doing so. Create more of a team environment. Encourage open communication. Offer a safe place for conflict. Break down silos by increasing transparency across functions. Provide greater clarity. Structure accountability. Once you establish a… Continue Reading 6 Reasons to Meet

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The Tip of the Iceberg

February 23, 2021 | Comments Off on The Tip of the Iceberg
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Some aspects of organizational culture are visible on the surface, like the tip of an iceberg. Others are implicit and submerged within the organization. Because these ingrained assumptions are tacit and below the surface, they are not easy to see or deal with, although they affect everything the organization does. What are some of the… Continue Reading The Tip of the Iceberg

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From Time to Time

January 4, 2021 | Comments Off on From Time to Time
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“From time to time in the years to come, I hope you will be treated unfairly, so that you will come to know the value of justice. I hope that you will suffer betrayal because that will teach you the importance of loyalty. Sorry to say, but I hope you will be lonely from time… Continue Reading From Time to Time

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My Favorite Reads in 2020

December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on My Favorite Reads in 2020
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As a regular subscriber to The Fit Leader blog, you know that I am an avid reader, and often make references to books in my posts. As we near the end of 2020, I’m happy to share my favorite reads for the year. The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities by… Continue Reading My Favorite Reads in 2020

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Breaking Bias

November 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Breaking Bias
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The renewed focus on inclusion these days is rooted in increased evidence that organizations that become more diverse, at all levels, increase sales, drive innovation and reduce turnover. My experience has shown me that the more the faces around the table look different from one another, the greater the likelihood we will hear perspectives and… Continue Reading Breaking Bias

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The Resiliency Reserve

October 1, 2020 | Comments Off on The Resiliency Reserve
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If there is one thing that organizations are learning in these volatile, uncertain and complex times, it is the importance of both organizational and personal resilience – the ability to withstand shocks, and remain sustainable under prolonged periods of change. Richard Barrett, founder of the Barrett Values Centre, offers the following checklist of actions to… Continue Reading The Resiliency Reserve

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Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money

September 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money
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Successful organizations live by their mission, vision and values. Not the ones that are visible in the halls or on walls in conferences rooms, or the ones printed on plastic, wallet-size cards that are carried around. Recently, I came upon a post from a blog I read every morning.  The blog is called A Learning… Continue Reading Values Aren’t Values Until They Cost Us Money

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Let Me Lead

September 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Let Me Lead
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We all report to somebody. To whom do you report? A boss, an owner, your Board of Directors? Most leaders accept the reality that they must take direction from someone else in their organization. What leaders are not comfortable with is working without a clear delineation of responsibilities vis a vis the person to whom… Continue Reading Let Me Lead

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Make the Call

August 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Make the Call
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When it comes to making decisions on a team, the leader has multiple options. The default style of decision-making is often voting. Using this style, the leader asks each member of the team to declare their support or opposition, and then the leader endorses the majority view. Another common decision-making style is consensus. Unlike voting,… Continue Reading Make the Call

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Remote Reset

August 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Remote Reset
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The number of organizations looking to extend the choice to employees to work from home is growing daily. Remote work accounted for only 5-20% of the U.S. workforce prior to the pandemic. This percentage is likely to grow significantly as more organizations switch to a permanent full-time remote work model. A recent Gartner poll showed… Continue Reading Remote Reset

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