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This isn’t about me. It’s about YOU. It starts with YOU. It ends with YOU. Intrigued yet? Branding expert and leading authority on the science of fascination, Sally Hogshead, is launching her new book How the World Sees You on July 1. … Continue reading
What is a high stakes meeting facilitator®? The goal of all facilitators is to make things easier. What sets our high stakes meeting facilitators® apart is their ability to ensure a successful outcome for highly important meetings, taking the stress … Continue reading
An extraordinary team is set up for success with the right people working on an important, meaningful issue with solid support from the sponsors and an agreed upon process to proceed. Additionally, there are several other elements that make it … Continue reading
It is spring, the time when many students will be completing their education and entering the job market. It is also the time when companies are actively hiring for the coming season. Organizations that pay close attention to hiring practices … Continue reading
During a recent conference, a dozen women gathered together in the evening to share a glass of wine and get to know each other better. We came up with these five starter questions, which each woman selecting one question she … Continue reading
This week, I was privileged to give a presentation about the top employment trends I have been seeing in my work as a strategic planning facilitator and voracious reader of business literature. Actually, the presentation was more of a conversation … Continue reading
One of my favorite past times is to watch a full-length, feature film and extract lessons in team dynamics, visioning, change management, diversity, decision-making, critical thinking and other factors that make teams work. Here are my top five (subject to … Continue reading
I am putting the finishing touches on a speech I am giving next Tuesday. Odd thing is that it centers around my US Coast Guard experience – and I don’t typically talk about my Coast Guard days on stage. In … Continue reading
You asked for it and now I’d like your help. Based on client feedback, I decided to conduct a quarterly webinar to help you continue to develop your teams. (See what happens when you do a little business planning?) Beware … Continue reading
This weekend, our church organized a “Lobster Supper” fundraiser replete with lobster, dinner roles, cole slaw, potato salad, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, condiments and cake for dessert. All packaged in a lovely to-go container.
Is something wrong with your team? Things aren’t going as well as you’d like, and you just can’t put your finger on what could be causing the problem. It’s similar to coming down with the flu. You know the symptoms … Continue reading
I was sitting in a hotel lobby when a waiter came over to take my order. I noticed he had a large button pinned to his shirt emblazoned with the words “I AM EMPOWERED.” I asked him, “What are you … Continue reading
One of the largest challenges facing many organizations today is the effective communication of important information. With all the bits of news coming at us from the internet, phones, faxes, email, and the good ol’ fashioned grapevine, it is hard … Continue reading
Diversity is inherent in extraordinary teamwork. After all, if everyone thought the same, why bother to have a team? One person would have the same perspective and answer as the next one! Team synergy comes from diverse points of view, … Continue reading