Posts Tagged 'teams'

Why Your Team Isn’t Buying What You’re Selling

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Do you ever wonder why your team isn’t as excited about that bold, new project as you are? Have you ever been disappointed when your motivating pep talk (the one you practiced for hours) falls on deaf ears? It may be that you’re trying to sell them on features and benefits about which they care not a whit.

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Why “What” Is More Important Than “How”

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Part of a leader’s job—a big part—is to define the destination. You can call it the vision, the target, the goal. At a certain point, these terms become almost interchangeable. They are all some version of “This is where we want to go.” Problems can arise, however, when the leader follows “This is where we want to go” with a rigid “And this is how we’re going to get there.”

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What’s the Best Size for Your Team?

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Leaders—good leaders, that is—put a lot of thought into the makeup of the various teams for which they’re responsible. They’re very concerned with, as Jim Collins put it, “getting the right people on the bus.” I’ve even written about the 5 people you should have on your team (you can read that post by clicking here). But, what about the size of the team? It turns out, when it comes to teams, size does matter.

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The 5 People You Need On Your Advisory Board

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Call it what you will—mastermind group, advisory board, brain trust, group of drinking buddies that help you solve your problems—we can all benefit from a trusted group of friends and colleagues to bounce ideas off, gain new perspectives, and grow our businesses. Many of my professional speaker buddies belong to two, three, or even ...

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The Best Business Communication Technology Ever

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Social media and technology have made it easier than ever to connect with others. It’s great to know that with tools like Skype and others, you can connect instantly and in real time with a colleague or family member across town, across the country, or across the globe. That said, nothing beats (or ever will beat) face-to-face, in person contact.

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2 Reasons to Let Your Team Fight

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I used to believe that squabbles, dissent, and fighting among my team members was a bad thing, but not any more. In fact, team in-fighting can be one of your greatest leadership allies!

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Now it’s your turn. What experience have you had when a disagreement within your team has led to a better ...

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Why You Should Set High Expectations

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It’s easy to blame a team member for underperforming. As a leader, however, you may be partially responsible. The bottom line is this: if your team isn’t performing as well as you’d like them to, it may be because your expectations are too low.

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