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Leading in Different Times #2: Reinforce Clarity

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This is the second in a series of Play notes about leading well during different times such as this one. “This not that. Here not there. And here’s why…” With daily distractions, project deadlines, and competing priorities, our teams can get unfocused. Add something like a global health challenge and they’ll likely get really scattered. […]

Too Many Long Hours is a Symptom

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When we see an organization of good, caring people working hard, long hours, it’s often a symptom: there isn’t enough clarity.  If we all aren’t clear on our goals, roles, accountability, and permission to collaborate, important decisions aren’t made or agreed to. Then lots of stuff falls through the cracks. And the good, caring people […]


Discover For Yourself

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Don’t push yourself to do all the things on your growing to-do list. Don’t be driven by other people’s opinions. Trust yourself and others. Go for true win-win. Find and operate from your personal and organizational SweetSpot. Ignore what everyone says are the tried-and-true steps to success. Just find a way to feel good then act as inspired and […]

Politics is a Symptom

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Where you see politics in your workplace, resist the temptation to blame your co-workers. Yes, there are some people who are naturally very political. They foster power struggles, intrigues, backstabbing, and information/asset hoarding. But most of the politics you see at work are symptoms of larger problems. These problems are a lack of a clear, […]