How do you Lead a Successful Team? Nov 19, 2021
 

Know Your Why

For fun, I recently joined a women’s soccer team. My neighbor had been asking me to join for a couple of years, telling me how much fun it is. So I finally gave in and signed up.  And even though this is an over-45 team… in the Rec division…. with...

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Are You Back-to-Back-to Back? Avoid the Hybrid Burnout Oct 14, 2021

I was in the middle of writing a blog six months ago predicting an upward trend in the demand for team building. I paused to do a bit of research to back up my prediction. And then, like the movie Jumanji or more recently Free Guy, where Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds finds himself trapped in a...

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Are You Overdoing Your Strengths? How to Dial it Back Oct 23, 2020

Lately, I’ve become a bit obsessed with SPLAT points. It’s part of a tracking system at a gym I joined where you strap on a heart monitor that displays your progress on a large screen as a fitness coach challenges you to stay at a base pace (green zone), a push (orange zone)...

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Why is Delegating So Hard? Keep Your Delegation Radar Open to the "Who" Feb 09, 2020

To Delegate: a verb meaning to assign, to hand over or to entrust. I almost feel like I could end this column here. It’s so clear how this should work. To delegate is an action word. It’s a verb. Which means it only works if followed through. Otherwise, it...

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What's Your 30 Second Billboard (Elevator) Speech? Mar 29, 2018

In the first fifteen years of my career I worked in public relations. In my PR role I wrote a lot of news releases. There’s a formula for writing a news release that gets read and it starts with your lead — the first line. Your hook. After that your news pitch either gets...

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More Than You Can Chew? Make Values Based Decisions. Apr 04, 2017

Just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean it’s your passion. 

I highly suspect that Lu is suffering from career burnout, but he isn’t your typical employee. Still, twice a day Lu goes to work performing at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. On one...

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Are You Caught in a Corporate Undercurrent? Jun 08, 2015

When you think about getting caught in an undercurrent, what comes to mind? For me, I’m reminded of a beach vacation in the Caribbean when I got caught in a nasty churn of ocean and sand that made me kiss the ground when I finally broke free of it!

On the surface, the ocean appeared fun and...

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