Growth

The Five Qualities of a Successful“QuaranTeam”

Working with teams has always had its challenges, but working in a virtual environment has a new set of issues we may not have even considered.  Taking a page from Patrick Lencioni’s 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, here are some tips for dealing with your virtual team. Trust – As with any team, the…

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Dealing with Toxic People

We all have those people in our lives that thrive off drama.  They appear to live for the next big crisis and if one doesn’t appear, they will create one.  Being around individuals like this can cause us a great deal of stress.  Just a few days of exposure to stress can affect the part…

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Using Emotional Intelligence During Times of Turmoil

I was talking with a friend of mine yesterday. As most people are doing these days, we got to discussing the Corona Virus issue.  She said, “I was in the grocery store yesterday to pick up a couple of things, and all of a sudden, I was grabbing things I didn’t even need.”  She went…

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Lean In

On any given day, something can happen to us that causes us to feel frustrated, unhappy, angry.  It could be a difficult conversation that we had with a co-worker or boss, overhearing unkind remarks that were made about us or even sitting through a meeting and listening to someone dominate the conversation to make themselves…

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Limitations to the Rational Model Approach

In our previous discussion of mental models we talked about two types. In this post I want to digress and discuss some problems and limitations that come from applying the Rational Model approach. Many people, especially those with technical backgrounds, will equate systems thinking with a rational approach. In their seminal management book, In Search…

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