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10 Ways Leaders Can Build a Committed Team

Everyone wants a committed team, and lots of folks talk about having one. But let’s be honest — real-deal commitment is pretty rare. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of teams out there that comply with what their boss tells them to do, or what they understand the organization’s direction to be; but compliance isn’t[…]

signs your culture is in trouble

7 Signs Your Culture is in Trouble

Spiderman has that whole spidey-sense thing that tells him when something’s about to go sideways. Batman has that handy-dandy bat-signal that pops up in the night sky to let him know that Gotham needs his particular set of skills. Wouldn’t it be nice if the rest of us had something like that as it relates[…]

what to do when a teammate doesn't respect you

What to Do When a Teammate Doesn’t Respect You

You know they don’t respect you. Maybe they parked in your parking spot. You know, the parking spot that’s not marked just for you, but that everyone should know not to park in because it’s just for you. Maybe they lumped you in with other, lesser humans on the “To” line in an email when[…]

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6 Things the Best Leaders Know About Accountability

If there are two words in the leadership and management arena that are more misunderstood and abused than accountability and coaching, I’d be interested in hearing them. Coaching and accountability. Accountability and coaching. Like peas and carrots. Or maybe more like liver and onions. Heck, it may conjure sensations more akin to a colonoscopy, depending[…]