The coaching mindset begins with viewing team members as being naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and not as broken or in need of fixing. Leaders that adopt a coaching mindset step away from needing to have all of the answers.  They start by asking questions, rather than giving solutions.  This means less talking and more… Continue Reading The Leader as Coach

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When you are introducing change to your organization, keep the “20-50-30” rule in mind.  You can expect that roughly 20 percent of your people will generally resist any new idea or approach. If you’re like countless other leaders, you probably spend way too much of your precious time trying to convince this group to get… Continue Reading The 20-50-30 Rule

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Creativity doesn’t happen in the five minutes between meetings or between reading our emails.  If we want to get in the right mood to be creative, we need to create a specific time and identify a specific place where we will focus only on being creative.  John Cleese, the famous British actor, of Monty Python… Continue Reading Getting in the Mood

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Imagine a SWAT team busting into a home to arrest two drug dealers. The home is filled with mothers and their infant children. While the arrests are being made, the babies are screaming, not sure what is going on all around them. In the kitchen, one of the SWAT officers is looking for baby formula… Continue Reading The Outward Mindset

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