Tag Archives: Team Building

What’s Your Exchange Rate?

What’s Your Exchange Rate?

Posted on 21. Jan, 2013 by .

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Tweet I believe every relationship has a different exchange rate. When I travel I sometimes need to exchange my dollars for another currency. When I have a strong exchange rate the purchasing power of my money can be much greater than it would be at home, but when my exchange rate is weak I can […]

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Are You Punishing Loyalty?

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by .

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Tweet Maybe you’ve had an experience like this? I called my cable television provider a few weeks ago because I’d seen them advertising some special deals for the holidays. I’ve been with them for a few years, and their hold message repeatedly claims that I’m a “valued customer”. Well it turns out that their advertised […]

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Work Horses And Show Ponies

Posted on 03. Oct, 2011 by .

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Tweet I’ve come to realize that being gifted and being productive aren’t always the same thing. Every leader makes a largely unconscious choice to encourage either show ponies or work horses in their leadership stable. Show ponies remind me of those team members that are gifted to the eyeballs, look the part and parade around […]

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The Inner Circle Test

The Inner Circle Test

Posted on 19. May, 2011 by .

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Tweet Real leaders surround themselves with people who challenge them, not people who worship them. You can tell a lot about a leader by the sort of people they surround themselves with. Often the conversations on this subject focus on the calibre of those you have in your inner circle, and I agree with that […]

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The L-Myth

The L-Myth

Posted on 10. Mar, 2011 by .

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Tweet In his bestselling book “The E-Myth” Michael Gerber attacks some common misconceptions around what it means to be an entrepreneur. He debunks why people become entrepreneurs, what a business really is, and helps explain why so many people struggle with their small business that was supposed to give them “freedom”. I believe there’s an […]

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On Being A Champion

On Being A Champion

Posted on 16. Dec, 2010 by .

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Tweet “Champion” is a noun, but it’s also a verb. I believe a leader’s ambition should be both: to be a champion, but also to champion others. There’s something unattractive about the person who is great at what they do, but lets it go to their head. They forget that true success is not measured […]

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Green Light Policy

Green Light Policy

Posted on 14. Sep, 2010 by .

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Tweet Most teams have their default setting set to “wait”. If you see an opportunity, write a plan, submit it to the right people, chase it up, wait for a decision to be handed down. Wait. If there’s a problem, tell the right person about it or ask what you’re allowed to do about it. […]

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