Listening: The Do’s and Don’ts and How To Master It

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Listening: The Do’s and Don’ts and How To Master It

The human mouth plods along at 125 words per minute, while a neuron in the brain can fire about 200 times a second. No wonder our mind wanders when there’s so much time in between the words of a conversation. This is part of the reason we remember only 25 to 50% of what we […]

10 Tips To Ensure Your Employee Training Programs Are Effective

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10 Tips To Ensure Your Employee Training Programs Are Effective

If you’re going to invest in a training program, you should set your organization up for success. Otherwise, your employees may feel they are victims of “drive-by trainings” and lament their wasted time. If there is no benefit for them, there is no benefit to your organization. As someone who provides workshops and training to […]

The Facts About Women in Business in the UK

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The Facts About Women in Business in the UK

Originally posted on Moneypod Women are still under-represented in the UK in terms of entrepreneurship and business. Although the gap between the number of male and female entrepreneurs may be closing, it still exists. In the UK the so called “Enterprise Gap”, the difference in the number of men and women owning companies, has significantly […]

A Quick and Creative Way to Solve Problems at Work

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A Quick and Creative Way to Solve Problems at Work

Most of us have seen this image before. Some swear it’s a duck, while others swear it is a rabbit. Both are correct! But this exercise gives us a clear example of how individuals naturally see the world differently. And in the work environment, this different way of seeing things, if leveraged, presents a huge […]

Collaboration: How, When, and When Not To Do It

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Collaboration: How, When, and When Not To Do It

We use the term ‘collaboration’ all the time, by saying something like, “Oh, I just collaborated with Gina on that project.”. More than likely you actually brainstormed with Gina, or shared ideas with Gina. That’s not collaboration. But what if you and Gina share an office, get along well, support each other and work in […]

Why It’s Important To Delegate and How to Do It

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Why It’s Important To Delegate and How to Do It

Delegation goes beyond just handing off the job. It includes setting performance expectations, following-up, and providing feedback. Below you’ll find tips to help you learn to successfully delegate. But first, let’s look at why it’s important to delegate Why is Delegation Necessary? There are several reasons to delegate: Delegation allows you to devote energy to […]

How To Influence Others Without Authority

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How To Influence Others Without Authority

Have you ever tried asking for support from someone who is not interested in helping you? Or maybe you have an idea that you’re sure will take your team to the next level, but you can’t get anyone on board? These are common frustrations in the workplace… maybe even at home! When you don’t have […]

Confession: I’m a Closet Data Geek

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Confession: I’m a Closet Data Geek

Originally published in Fast Company  Years ago, I dropped out of an Ivy League school to become a chef. Back then, chefs weren’t the celebrity stars they are today. So when it came to telling my parents I wanted to trade those hallowed halls for hot kitchens, and turn in my white-collar career path for […]

Learn This Efficient Model for Building High Performing Teams

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Learn This Efficient Model for Building High Performing Teams

No matter what industry you work in, productive and efficient teams are a must for success. Yet it’s not always easy to create and maintain a well-oiled team. That’s why I love the Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model—it provides a simple, step-by-step framework for understanding team development. If you didn’t read my first post on the […]

Want To Build Excellent Teams? Try This Efficient Model

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Want To Build Excellent Teams? Try This Efficient Model

Working as a team is how the best organizations operate, yet it can be challenging, especially without a roadmap. The Drexler-Sibbet Team Performance Model provides a step-by-step framework for understanding team development. It’s one of the most efficient models I’ve seen, and I’m happy to share how it works. First, take a look at the […]