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Today's Challenge: Team Huddles

Most sports teams have huddles. These huddles may be formal or informal, sometimes they are during the action and at other times, they are in between plays. There is a little known, and less often practiced, discipline among many successful organizations: team huddles. Today’s Challenge question: How do I make my team huddles add value?

If I Had a Magic Wand …

Each year about this time, I begin to focus intently on the upcoming year. I reflect on the past twelve months and strategize about how to make the next year more impactful. My conclusion, time and time again – there is no magic pill – only hard work will suffice. However, if I had a magic wand, I would grant myself the power to do the following…

Are You Paying Attention?

I was in a meeting this week when my leader challenged all of us to pay attention. He reminded us of the importance of what he called “Situational Awareness.” Have you heard that term before? Before we dig in to explore this critical leadership issue, let’s think about what it actually means.

How Much Is Good Design Worth?

My wife and I are in the process of building a new house. Well… we’re not actually building yet; we’re still in the design phase. We’re at the point where the builder asked us to pick out plumbing fixtures.

One Word… Diversity

This is the next in a series of posts on words that matter to leaders. So far, we’ve looked at Vision, Data, and most recently, Why? Today, I want to share a few thoughts on a term that is often charged with emotion and sometimes carries a lot of baggage: Diversity.

The Power of AND

The fourth practice in the Great Leaders SERVE model is Value Results and Relationships.  This is the most difficult of the five practices for many leaders – it’s certainly the most difficult for me. When I ask other leaders why this is so hard, they all know.

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