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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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Three Ways to Become Invisible

One true measure of engagement is if, in the eyes of your peers, you matter. Whether in a business meeting or an interpersonal exchange, everybody knows what it feels like to be invisible. Your partners might be making eye contact but their attention is on other priorities. Colleagues are checking their smartphones during your presentation. It’s the classic portrayal of “presenteeism” – the body is present but the spirit is not. Consider these three methods to achieve invisibility:

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The Beauty of Imperfection

Whether you’re a part of an organization, a team, a relationship, or engaged in a staring contest with a mirror, poor choices and mistakes create the secret path to evolution. Despite the elusive goal of perfection, true beauty lives in the flaws of being human and, thus, a work in progress. The goal is not to become the ideal. It is to follow our struggles as guideposts for growth. What is your personal strategic plan?

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Please Leave!

Few organizations can boast 0% disengaged workers in their workplace. Gallup data suggests that about 20% of the country’s workforce is actively disengaged. At minimum, they devote their energy to preventing change. At maximum, they poison the culture with negativity. When an organization commits to a culture of engagement and wellness, the welcome mat for the actively disengaged is removed from the employee entrance. How is this accomplished?

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5 Steps to Diversity-Friendly Leadership

The audience for the recent “Women in Technology” keynote bore little resemblance to the demographics on the convention floor at CTIA’s 2014 Super Mobility Week in Las Vegas. While the exhibitor booths were commonly staffed with more men than women, female attendees of the workshop represented greater than a 9-to-1 ratio. The elephant in the room was not the fact that the keynote speaker was man. The travesty was the glaring absence of male participants in an industry needing to “get” the diversity advantage.

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Everyone is Traumatized

We all perform well under normal circumstances. Poise stands out under stress. When the heat is turned up, look for the teammate with the best coping skills to lead the way. That’s not always the designated leader. It’s usually whoever has the most relevant experience with managing crisis effectively. Often, it’s the teammate with a trauma history. Do you know anyone who has been through a traumatic event?

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