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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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Notice That They’ve Grown Up? Amazing Transformations!

Notice That They’ve Grown Up? Amazing Transformations!

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

I sat there in awe. Just yesterday, they were pulling weeds with me in my vegetable garden. Now they’re chemical engineers, teachers, financial advisors for businesses, air force pilots, medical professionals, project managers. Over the last few months, whether through holiday letters or delightful visits, my husband and I connected with these young people and […]

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The Use and Abuse of the Interim Management Position

The Use and Abuse of the Interim Management Position

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the last year I have become aware of a significant jump in the use of Interim Management positions in non-profit organizations, corporations or government institutions. This is certainly not a new phenomena, interim positions have been around as long as organizations. Interim Management positions are essential as leadership leaves and the process of finding the new […]

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Trying to Buy Your Way to Success? Don’t Forget to Blend.

Trying to Buy Your Way to Success? Don’t Forget to Blend.

| March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Buying high potential talent can be like going to a really good grocery store. So many exciting choices and promises. We have visions of a wonderful meal. When we arrive home with fresh vegetables, French cheeses and a beautiful piece of meat we realize that our job of preparing the meal has just begun. We […]

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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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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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How Does Your Company Behave?

How Does Your Company Behave?

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Pat Lencioni’s The Advantage addresses the question of “How Does Your Company Behave” by breaking down the values of a company, evidenced by the behaviors of its people, into 4 subsets: Core Values, Aspirational Values, Permission-to-Play Values and Accidental Values. In today’s newsletter I’d like to talk about Core Values. The majority of my last 12 years […]

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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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A Softball Coach’s Perspective on Performance Reviews

A Softball Coach’s Perspective on Performance Reviews

| January 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

I once had a competitive girls’ softball coach speak to a group of emerging leaders of a technology company. More than one comment was made prior to the session concerning my mental stability. I will tell you that every single manager around the table never forgot what was said that day. Specific to performance reviews, […]

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Taxes or Performance Reviews – Which is more painful?

Taxes or Performance Reviews – Which is more painful?

| January 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Here’s a quick survey. What’s worse – doing your taxes or going through a performance review process, whether as a supervisor or employee? I would love to know which one you would pick. There are a number of similarities between the two. Both seem to cast a cloud on the first quarter of the New […]

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