Errors In Discussions

I’ve observed numerous mistakes in Conversations for Accountability while coaching executives. Some of the most common of these include not agreeing upon goals to be held accountable for, not clearly asking for what you really want, and not giving enough specific detail for the other person to recognize what …

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Where Does Your Time Go?

If you are working long hours, chances are you are not at the peak of your own personal work limit curve. Most people recognize when they’ve fallen into the negative progress area of the curve, but in my experience, very few people notice when they have just fallen into …

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Well-Being

Remote workers tend to be happier. One survey by TINYPulse, an employee-engagement company, found that remote workers scored an 8.10 on a ten-point happiness scale, compared with 7.42 for all workers. Remote workers also take fewer sick days - though that wouldn't automatically mean they’re healthier. If you …

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The Balanced Scorecard

The Balanced Scorecard, which was created a dozen or so years ago, is probably the most popular system of company operations measurement and performance evaluation. The concept was born at the beginning of the 1990s. The Balanced Scorecard combines financial and nonfinancial measures and gives managers a quick and comprehensive …

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The Hill of Influence

The Hill of Influence is a tool each person can use to notice his or her own level of participation in a meeting and a tool the leader or facilitator can use to reflect it back to the whole team. It’s like a mirror for group dynamics that helps …

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Winning Is Contagious

Through their confidence in the team, leaders can set an emotional tone and shape expectations that produce initial wins. Winning certainly puts people in a good mood. Then emotional contagion kicks in to spread that mood and reinforce positive expectations. Winning begets winning.

Moods are catching, especially among people who …

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