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60 Seconds on the Team Clock

60 Seconds on the Team Clock provides individuals with the direction needed to clarify the purpose, launch innovation, and promote collaboration and effectiveness within teams. Select from the menu of topics and discover a new perspective on your team’s journey in just 60 seconds.

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Workplace Bullies and Their Cost

Although the 20% “actively disengaged” statistic may not apply to your workplace, chances are you have dysfunctional elements lurking on your team. Most organizations do. It is the nature of being human that negative attitudes, broken personalities, and poor coping skills creep from families into the job site. Usually, it’s subtle and insidious. Businesses are being robbed.

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The 3 Anchors of Team Growth

1. Learn
2. Assess
3. Evolve

Whether you are managing a championship caliber sports team, a global law firm, or a local school district, the recipe for healthy growth is the same. First, do your homework. Next, identify your strengths and vulnerabilities. Then, push or pull your team to the next level. First learn, next assess, and then evolve. Here’s how:

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Performance Anxiety

This is Sports Psychology 101, folks. The Chicago Bears are stocked with the finest talent at key positions and the highest paid player in the league at quarterback. Their global search for the perfect general manager and head coach resulted in a resounding chorus of Kumbaya. Media reporters who dare to challenge the mediocrity of on-the-field performance are condescendingly informed that everything is fine. Practices are focused. Game plans are studied. Locker room morale is high. The team is prepared. So why do they wet the bed at game time?

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Does This Make Me Look Fat?

Ask the tough questions only when you truly want the answers. Requests for feedback are often misunderstood as appeals for praise. Why ask unless you are prepared to absorb the critique and make the changes it evokes? Consider intensifying the challenge. Rather than asking a friend, ask a stranger. Instead of soliciting one opinion, ignite a feedback circle. Here’s an example:

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