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Managing Conflict at Work – Part III

Managing Conflict at Work – Part III

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is the last in a series of articles focusing on Conflict in the Workplace. In Managing Conflict at Work Part I we talked about the value of Conflict – greater clarity on issues, individual and group growth and improved relationships, to name a few. Managing Conflict at Work Part II examined the different tendencies […]

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In the Garden – Learning and Relearning

In the Garden – Learning and Relearning

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

“A gardener sees the world as a system of interdependent parts – where healthy, sustaining relationships are essential to the vitality of the whole. A real gardener is not a person who cultivates flowers, but a person who cultivates the soil.” In business this has translated for me into the importance of developing agreements and […]

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Organizational Health, a 2013 Imperative

Organizational Health, a 2013 Imperative

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Conference Board recently released the results of their CEO Challenges 2013 survey. The subtitle, Countering the Global Slowdown, Optimizing Talent and Operational Performance to Create Competitive Advantage, underscores the imperative for healthy organizations. The top five challenges reported, by global ranking, are: 1. Human Capital 2. Operational Excellence 3. Innovation 4. Customer Relationships and 5. […]

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Summary of Developing a Playbook – Should we send a copy to Congress and the White House?

Summary of Developing a Playbook – Should we send a copy to Congress and the White House?

| March 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why do we exist? Why you exist is your core purpose. Having worked with leadership teams on this issue, whether for-profit, not-for-profit, start-ups or mature businesses, the instances of confusion, disconnect and misalignments are numerous. I think it is best stated by Patrick Lencioni, “As a result of having no real idealistic boundaries, they operate […]

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What does your company do, really?

What does your company do, really?

| December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

This should be a relatively easy question for you to answer. What you do should be addressed in one sentence. Use the Aunt Mabel test. Picture yourself sitting at the family Thanksgiving table. This ought to be easy since most of you recently experienced this annual ritual. Go beyond your memories of turkey, gravy, mashed […]

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“I Can’t Talk to You without a Form!”

“I Can’t Talk to You without a Form!”

| May 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Have you wondered about the demise of our quality of relationships within the workplace? For the purposes of this blog, I am going to stick to the workplace for this writing as the  state of relationships outside the workplace is way over my head.  There are lots of challenges within today’s workplace environments – not […]

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Aha Moments from Using One Page Talent Management Tools

Aha Moments from Using One Page Talent Management Tools

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been absent from my writings for awhile – months as a matter of fact. I do take my Musings on the Cove seriously and hope to provide thought provoking stories and tips that help you in your journey to build strong organizations. During my absence I’ve been immersed in delivering OPTM360s and the […]

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Game Changes in the World of 360° Feedback

Game Changes in the World of 360° Feedback

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

As promised, this week’s discussion will focus on performance management processes outlined in One Page Talent Management, a book written by Marc Effron and Miriam Ort. I had the great pleasure of listening to Marc discuss his book and performance management tools developed by him and his team at Avon Corporation. He presented to a […]

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