Working with Sandy

One of the Most Interesting Facets of Teaching is…

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011

With the privilege of teaching, I am on the different end of the learning spectrum but with the same results. Lot of fun. Lots of questions and situations to consider. Here’s to lifelong learning.

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How Have I Failed Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010

We should expect to encounter many failures along the way of transformative changes. How many ways can failure work for you? Read about introducing the concept of "failing is a good thing" into your meetings to lead your organization.

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A Little Dramatic, A Little Pragmatic

Posted by on Nov 15, 2010

You need both marketing and execution during an organizational change. But you will need to cater the dramatic/ pragmatic recipe to your audience for successful organizational change.

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Collaboration

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

How do you collaborate as a leader? Try tossing out a idea that has yet to be fully 'baked'. See what and how others will take that idea to a level and place you could not have dreamed.

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Is it Possible to Teach Emotional Intelligence?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2010

Intangibles such as soft skills and emotional intelligence truly separate managers from effective leaders. How can you recognize and positively manage your emotions and those of others in groups. Read these 2 action steps to develop the soft skills via reflection exercises and modeling.

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How do you best display ‘kingly politeness’?

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010

What does punctuality mean to and for you? Read more from the coaches of sales leaders. Just in a nutshell: Punctuality is a sign of respect – respect for your time and the time of the person you’re meeting.

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Managing vs. Leading: Is there a difference? Northern Trust’s Bill Osborn thinks there is

Posted by on Feb 15, 2010

Check out this video clip by Bill Osborn (Northern Trust CEO in 1995), as he talks about leading versus managing, along with communications, service and work-life balance.

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People Never Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010

Organizational change management is part art, part science, and executed one person at a time. Read this story impacted by Maxwell's quote. What matters most is to show you care!

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Survey: Most Companies Do Poor to Average Job Integrating New Managers

Posted by on Apr 15, 2009

Why do companies falter when integrating newly recruited managers and executives into their organizations? Here are 3 key areas to offer support that would improve the performance and retention of newly recruited managers.

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PODCAST: What’s the word on the street for Senior IT professionals?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2008

What do senior IT folks need to do best to work effectively with their peers across the business? Check out this podcast between Jim Stroud (technical sourcing consultant with Microsoft) and I, as we chat about the L’s and the M’s of technology and business alignment.

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