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Face It: You Don't Care Whether Your Meetings are Effective or Not the "me" in meetings

A bit presumptuous, but I'll back it up.

I previously posted an article on the "system" problem locking lousy meetings in place.

One set of "players" in that system are the meeting organizers....

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A Pithy Culture Article Worth Reading culture

When it comes to articles about corporate culture, I like to think I am “discerning,” but “critical” is probably more accurate. I find most articles about corporate culture...

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Lousy Meetings are a "System" Problem leadership: delivering operational outcomes the "me" in meetings

Many of the meetings the people in your company are in are laughably inefficient and ineffective.

The good news, if there is any, is that this article has nothing to do with meeting best practices....

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The Common Denominator Across All the Waste-of-Time Meetings You're In? You. the "me" in meetings

The common root cause across all those lousy meetings you find yourself in is not...the lack of a stated meeting purpose.

It is not the lack of an agenda.

It is not that the right...

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Looking for Team Building Success? Avoid Rookie Mistakes leadership: developing others/building teams

One of the best ways to increase your chances of success with team building is to just avoid making rookie mistakes.

Here are three and some ways to avoid them.

Have a model. You can't build a...

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Moments that Transcend Winning: A Thanksgiving Message for Leaders leadership: developing others/building teams

We regularly hear laments about our win-at-all-cost culture.

Don't worry, this isn't one of those “what’s the world is coming to?” posts.

Winning is, of course, great, but...

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The Deeper Invitation in the Story of the Empty Boat leadership: developing others/building teams

Like the Taoist Farmer story, the story of the Empty Boat is often used by Executive Coaches to help their clients gain perspective.

Here’s a short version of the story:

A fisherman is...

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Lawyers and the Mystery of the Missing Case first 100 days / career

Cecilia Ziniti is GC at Lambda, the start-up that trains people to be software developers and data scientists, but doesn’t charge them until they are hired.  

Cecilia is barely...

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Messages from...not Beyond, but Near...the Grave first 100 days / career leadership: managing yourself

I recently wrote about an experience with my 98-year old mother that touched me deeply.

I know how lucky I am to have had her for so long. She has been a teacher and a role model for me...

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Trust: The Oxygen of High-Performing Teams leadership: developing others/building teams

The most significant undertakings at work and in society depend on teams of people working together effectively. Oddly, organizations largely leave effective teamwork to chance.

My colleague and...

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In Our Eyes leadership: developing others/building teams

I had been staying with my mom for a month, nursing her 98-year-old body back to a relative state of health after a downturn.

I am not sure what really happened prior to me getting there, but I...

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How to *Be* a Coach: Lessons Learned from the Late Richard Levi leadership: managing yourself

Richard Levi had a powerful influence on me early in my coaching journey. He died recently and his passing is a loss to me and the entire coaching community he was a pillar of. These three stories...

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