Communication

Why creating systems is more important that setting goals

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Communication, Leadership, Read | Comments Off on Why creating systems is more important that setting goals

Your happiness and progress depend upon it . . . link here to the article

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High Performing Teams Need . . .

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Communication, Leadership, Read, Teams | Comments Off on High Performing Teams Need . . .

High performing teams need psychological safety. Here’s how to create it. HBR August 2017 by Laura Delizonna, PhD https://hbr.org/2017/08/high-performing-teams-need-psychological-safety-heres-how-to-create-it  

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Not Just for Kids . . .Brilliant Skills for All of Us

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Communication, Leadership, Read | Comments Off on Not Just for Kids . . .Brilliant Skills for All of Us

The authors of Becoming Brilliant also believe in “Core Skills.” They suggest we should start teaching children the following: Collaboration with others Communication (skillful communication, that is) Content — especially learning how to understand language Critical thinking Creative innovation — knowing something well enough to make something new Confidence to take safe risks Read the article from NPR...

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Radical Candor for Organizational Success

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Communication, Leadership, Read | Comments Off on Radical Candor for Organizational Success

A Kim Scott article in Quartz is right on the mark. The single most important thing you can do to be a good boss

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Smart Teams

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Communication, Leadership, Read | Comments Off on Smart Teams

This New York Times article highlights “Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others.” Three key ingredients to high-peforming teams: 1) equal participation of team members 2) good emotion-reading skills among members 3) having more women on the team Read the article here.

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Avoiding “Terminal Niceness”

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Communication, Leadership, Read | Comments Off on Avoiding “Terminal Niceness”

While facilitating a day-long leadership training this week, we came to a case where the group might be suffering from the kind of “terminal niceness” discussed in this Forbes article. ┬áIt’s a reminder that honesty really is the best policy. http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2013/06/06/8-very-bad-things-that-happen-when-companies-are-too-nice/

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