Share Your Belief to Win

Share Your Belief to Win

Walter Peyton said everything changed when Coach Mike Ditka came to Chicago and firmly stated that this Bears team was going to the Superbowl. Walter believed him and that belief pushed him and the team to think bigger and work harder. It took five years and lots of...
Dispelling Disunity

Dispelling Disunity

“Disunity is the enemy.” These words came from a Fire Chief in describing the challenges of leading a team in a very polarized environment. I was surprised to hear that disunity was an issue in a firehouse, but maybe it is not so surprising given all the examples of...
Team Success Requires Curiosity

Team Success Requires Curiosity

Great leaders and teams demonstrate curiosity. Curiosity is essential if you and your team want to make sure you quickly get the results that you desire. Sam Walton was very curious about the customer experience and was constantly shopping Wal-Mart’s stores and those...
Do You Have Respected Leaders at Every Level?

Do You Have Respected Leaders at Every Level?

One of five key obstacles to getting the team an organization needs to deliver exceptional results is leaders that are not respected. Lack of respected leaders means people are at risk of leaving or (worse) staying and not giving their best. Respected leaders are an...
Who is Coaching you?

Who is Coaching you?

Who is coaching you? No, I am not asking for a recommendation. I am asking for a reflection.What inner voice do you listen to most of the time?Working with clients and reflecting on my own self talk I have noticed three primary types of inner voices.The first voice is...
Why Teams Leave or are Not Engaged

Why Teams Leave or are Not Engaged

I was visiting with a sales leader who helps companies spend less on employee healthcare through predictive analytics. He said “Any company that is in the people business is in the healthcare business.” He has a point. And any business with people is in the people...