When Teams Lack Accountability

Accountability, Teamwork, Peer-to-Peer, Commitment, Engagement, Dysfunction, Clear Vision, Us, Team, Clarity, Direction, Expectations, Trust, Vulnerability, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

Why Accountability? Everyone talks about it. Leaders want it. Employees are often afraid of it. What about it is so difficult and elusive? Who do you need to be as a leader to make accountability stick? What does it take to establish accountability touch points? And, for the sake of what? I am always asking […]

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Can Dysfunctional Teams Become Functional?

Team, Dysfunctional, Functional, Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, Results, Vulnerability, Feedback, Authenticity, Integrity, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

Many leaders I work with discover that, when they promoted to a new leadership opportunity, they have inherited a troubled team. And they are now expected to fix it – making the team functional. Frequently, their new team is not interested in being fixed or functioning any differently than do currently. To further complicate leadership […]

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Authentic Leaders Convey Credibility

Authentic, Credibility, Leader, Genuine, Core Alignment, Trust, Core Values, Purpose, Vulnerability, Candor, Honesty, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

This week has been a whirlwind of lessons in authenticity. Observing and pondering conversations and circumstances through my Strengths Intelligence lens has reminded, me once again, how very different our individual common sense is because it is informed by our unique Strengths. When I step back from a situation and attempt to understand it through […]

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Mindful Reflection and Busy

Mindful, Reflection, Busy, Mindfulness Meditation, Calm, Peace of Mind, Key Principles, Benefits, Vulnerability, Heart, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, leadership coach

I have been fascinated by Mindful Meditation for years and feel as if I have failed miserably at my practice of it in a formal, structured way. ‘Monkey Brain,’ that’s what I call it and I have it. I often have trouble shutting off my thoughts. However, I find that when I am gardening – […]

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