Common Pitfalls to Team Collaboration… And What You Can Do About It

Common Pitfalls to Team Collaboration… And What You Can Do About It

Collaboration continues to be a buzzword among leaders. Read the “Mission and Values” statements of companies in any industry, and you will surely see a common theme centered on “Collaboration”. However, in practice driving collaboration into your organization is more difficult than it may seem. In this article, we have cataloged several ways collaboration gets short-circuited and what you can do about it.

6 Reasons to Take a Strengths-Based Approach to Leadership Development

6 Reasons to Take a Strengths-Based Approach to Leadership Development

I have long been a proponent of a strengths-based approach to developing people, both in work and in life. Though, it wasn’t until I endeavored into executive coaching years ago that I realized my approach to leadership development, coaching youth sports, and mentoring more junior staff was rooted in strengths. This article highlights 6 benefits of taking a strengths-based approach to developing leaders.

How to Be Like Google: Creating Psychological Safety within Your Team

How to Be Like Google: Creating Psychological Safety within Your Team

Many CEOs and executives struggle with the challenge of creating a high-performing leadership team. Leaders wonder if the focus should be on assembling a team of “A Players” or a team that has a wide array of experiences and skillsets. According to the research from Google’s Project Aristotle, the number one trait of the highest performing teams is the presence of psychological safety. Below is a set of practices that have been proven to be successful with our clients.

5 Tips to Help Leaders Become Coaches to Their Teams

5 Tips to Help Leaders Become Coaches to Their Teams

The most successful leaders tend to be decisive, strategic, innovative, and experts in key domains required of their industry.However, the best leaders also understand they cannot do it all alone. In particular, we often overlook the ability of a leader to act as a coach to their team members. In fact, developing your team may be the single most important thing a leader does. 

Give Your New Year’s Resolutions Some Teeth with Accountability

Give Your New Year’s Resolutions Some Teeth with Accountability

The end of December marks the time when many of us make commitments for the next year in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. New resolutions sound simple and easy to stick to in concept, but seeing them through is a much different proposition. In fact, according to Statistic Brain, only 8% of people follow-through on the resolutions they make in January.

5 Tips to Break Out of Incremental Thinking

5 Tips to Break Out of Incremental Thinking

One of the common problems we see in our work with executive coaching and consulting clients is companies, teams, and individual leaders defaulting to a mindset of incremental thinking instead of training the eye towards step-wise or exponential growth. A focus on incremental growth is rooted in very rational thinking...