Category Archives: Teams

Advice to First-Time Leaders – in Only 6 Words!

In July CCL hosted an online contest called “What Matters Most” which consisted of a weekly discussion question focused on what matters most to today’s leaders.  Each answer earned an entry to win a weekly prize.  Our most popular question … READ MORE

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Bucket List: 10 acts of leadership to undertake before you go

We’re all familiar with the “bucket list,” a compilation of a few deeds we’d like to accomplish before we depart this mortal sphere. Bucket lists are usually framed in terms of personal dreams: climbing Mt. Everest, scuba diving the Great … READ MORE

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Five advantages for leaders in a networked world

The following information was adapted from the white paper, “Network Savvy Executives” by Vered Asif, Chuck Palus and Kristin Cullen. Nowadays, leadership requires paying special attention to informal relationships within the organization’s network. Since we live in an extremely complex, … READ MORE

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I’m not doing this for you.

I was coaching the CFO of a financial services firm recently. He’s part of a leadership team that’s really struggling. There’s significant conflict within the team and the company is in a challenging marketplace and trying to adapt to it. … READ MORE

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Preparing for Atlanta’s Next BIG Snow and Other Wicked Challenges: Three Insights for Multiteam System Leadership

From two very different views of the “2 inches of snow” that resulted in disaster recently for the city of Atlanta, GA (one author inching home for FIVE HOURS on a commute that typically takes 30 minutes and the other … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from the Pitch

I recently attended a Carolina Dynamo soccer match. I am not a big fan of soccer. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m a snob (wouldn’t be the first time that was told to me). Here are some things I learned: … READ MORE

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What are the characteristics of a good leader – Infographic

Leaders shape our nation, communities, and organizations. We are in need of good leaders to help guide us and make the essential large-scale decisions that keep the world moving. Our society is always quick to identify a bad leader, but … READ MORE

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Relax. It’s Not A Problem.

A lot goes unresolved in every workplace: you race to produce short-term deliverables while long-term goals loom unaddressed; individuals hammer away at their tasks, while team progress stagnates; you struggle with the balance between building workplace relationships and just getting … READ MORE

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Research Reveals the 2 Most Important Competencies for Success

Thousands of leaders from all over the world attend our leadership development programs, and as a result we have vast amounts of data about leaders from all over the world. As a quant-geeky researcher who also trains, I see how our … READ MORE

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Don’t Gag on Engagement

I remember comedienne Rosie O’Donnell asking her audience, “Anybody in here engaged?” <clap, clap, clap> “Ever notice that ‘Engaged’ has the word ‘GAG’ in the middle of it?” <laugh, laugh, laugh> She meant “engaged” as in “engaged to be married.” … READ MORE

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