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The Top Three Skills You Must Must Master to Thrive in These Challenging Times AND an Invitation to a Free Agile EQ Showcase on Thursday, April 2nd

The world has changed. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we operate and new norms have been thrust upon us. The situation is highly VOLATILE, generating paralyzing UNCERTAINTY, with incredibly COMPLED variables, and we are all struggling to understand what all this AMBIGUITY means for ourselves, those around us, and our business activities. The following […]

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How to Develop the Emotional Intelligence Necessary To Support a Thriving Agile Culture

The more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) our working environments become, the more critical a truly agile workforce is to success. Each day, we’re called to make progress faster, while pivoting on short notice and stand firm in our ideas while remaining open to new perspectives. Staying agile demands that we develop and use […]

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Optimizing Your Capacity to be an Effective Executive and An Ideal Team Player

This is the final message inviting you to the Free Virtual Showcase of the Five Behaviors Personal Development this Wednesday, March 18th at 11 AM EDT. In this virtual showcase, you will: Learn about the powerful and unique Five Behaviors model, its groundbreaking approach to team development, and how it can be leveraged to unlock the […]

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Linking Your Inner Game with Your Outer Game

Redefining Teamwork and Collaboration Today’s organizations are working beyond a single team. Advances in technology are disrupting the market. Globalization is forcing a new approach of working. The teams of the future will seeing a completely different level of diversity. Because of these huge shifts, it is essential for organizations to equip all employees with […]

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Mastering Your Inner and Outer Game?

  The Five Stages of Mastery The diagram above illustrates the 5 Stages required to achieve mastery. I call this the Cycle of Mastery because it takes more than one exposure to a concept or principle to achieve the mastery level. Malcolm Gladwell, author the best-selling book Outliers (2011), claims it takes 10,000 hours [of deliberate practice]. […]

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The Checklist for The Disciplines of a Healthy Organization and How To Know You Have Mastered Them

The Four Disciplines of Personal and Organizational Health In his best-selling book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni says, “The greatest single advantage any company can have is organizational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders even though it simple, free, and available to anyone who wants it.” The Four Disciplines Model In the last issue I shared […]

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The Four Disciplines of a Healthy Organization and How To Know You Have Mastered Them

 Becoming a more effective manager of yourself and leader of others is the key to high performance in 21st Century knowledge-based organizations. Personal and Organizational Health Is THE Difference Maker In his best-selling book, The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni says, “The greatest single advantage any company can have is organizational health. Yet it is ignored by most leaders […]

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Reminder: Your Outer Game Vs. Inner Game Your outer game relates to the roles you fill and the results you are expected to achieve. Your capacity to excel in the pursuit of your outer game is determined by your inner game. Thus, if you are to master your outer game, it is essential that you […]

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Assuring an Ideal Job-Talent Fit

Your Outer Game Vs. Inner Game Your outer game relates to the roles you fill and the results you are expected to achieve. Your capacity to excel in the pursuit of your outer game is determined by your inner game. Thus, if you are to master your outer game, it is essential that you first master […]

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Mastering Your Inner Game: Managing Workplace Stress

Managing Workplace Stress Did you know stress-related ailments cost the nation more than $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity? As you look around your office, you may see people who are the picture of productivity. But looks can be deceiving. Your workplace may actually be a breeding ground for stress, which […]

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