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Surrounding with the Right People

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Hiring people with different skillsets to help strengthen your team is important, it is equally important that you create your own inner circle that can collectively help everyone in your inner circle. By doing so, you can enable others and help them help you achieve your goal.    As you go through your career, keep an » Read More

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Leading Change – It’s Not About You

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A certain supervisor was assigned to a larger territory as a promotion for the job he had been doing. His biggest challenge was to help the largest flagship restaurant fully develop their concept and start to make headway on service, quality, and revenue. This store had a staff that was proud of their status. They » Read More

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The Ability To Inspire People Towards a Common Goal

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A successful and productive team works together to achieve the same goal; this is also often the reason as to why the team is successful – because each individual is working towards achieving the same target. However, as a leader how do you ensure that each and every member of your team will work towards » Read More

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Instigator Hangout April 12, 2014

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Imagine the irony of “following” a leadership development community. Think about it. If we want to develop leaders, must we make them “follow” us? Have you ever considered how pervasive the idea seems to be that we must be taught or that we must be led? In true Lead Change style, we are setting out » Read More

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Flexibility: Stretching Traditional Notions of Work

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  “The key to sustained happiness, health, and longevity is flexibility.” –Ev Duran There is a parable here in Afghanistan about a mule and a well that speaks to the value of flexibility in our lives.  Having fallen into a shallow well, an Afghan farmer’s mule brayed incessantly while the farmer and his son considered their » Read More

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Can Independence Foster Healthy Interdependence?

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A lively and insightful #PeopleSkills chat on Twitter led by Kate Nasser and David Moore got me thinking more deeply about the relationship between independence and interdependence as it applies to teamwork. As I began to make the case for the value of those who work well independently to a team, several participants chimed in » Read More

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The collaborative team player

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller Today, the social implications of a multi-generational workforce joining with the informational implications of new technology make collaboration a priority in many organizations. Collaborations, partnerships, alliances are the mark of great organizations and communities—the indispensable arsenal of the organization and communities » Read More

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Meet Instigator Chery Gegelman

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Each month in our newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our Instigators. The interview for May was with Chery Gegelman, president of Giana Consulting LLC.  Chery is a speaker, author, consultant, and first-time expat. Get in touch with her at www.consultgiana.com. What is your background in leadership? I am an ordinary person that has » Read More

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Everything I Learned About Collaborative Leadership

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Over the last few weeks, I have been working together with a team to prepare a proposal in response to The Children’s Trust (TCT) Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) “Safe and Supportive Communities: Place-Based Service Partnerships for At-Risk Populations.” The purpose of this competitive solicitation is to identify 16 place-based service partnerships to address child abuse prevention, » Read More

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Five ways to improve communication with your teams

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Everything you do and say communicates SOMETHING. In fact, the most effective leaders know that their team’s performance hinges on being a great communicator. “Since we communicate whether we want to or not, it’s in our best interest to get good at it” David Grossman Communication Expert. When a leader communicates effectively, everyone understands the » Read More

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