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Authentic Teams: How to clear up issues that degrade relationships and performance

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2018 12:35:34 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, Relationships, mental health, Awareness, Wellness

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Have you ever experienced tense moments at work or home when people disagree, over- power, feel intimidated, defend, offend, prove people wrong, prove that they are right, get frustrated or angry and think, say and do things that are hurtful?  Yes?!

So have I, and I have definitely contributed to these in different ways. That's why I developed the process below.


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Authentic Leadership leads to Authentic Teams: What makes you real...

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 13, 2018 10:05:17 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, Relationships, mental health, Awareness, Wellness

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We had just finished Day 1 of our Ultimate Leadership Experience session at Le Nordik: a beautiful lodge where our clients come to be really present, to heighten awareness and develop courage and rock their business. At early evening, it was just as beautiful and inviting as it was during the day: the brightness of the wooden floors, reflected the light coming through the large windows.

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The Art of Team Planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Relationships, mental health, Vision, Wellness

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What if it is this simple… that there are just 5 requirements for you and your team to really feel successful: realize your goals and minimize the anxious, less productive experiences that the volume of work can bring?

Would you honour those requirements?

Here they are:

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Important Holiday Notice

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2018 1:00:00 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Relationships, mental health, Vision, Wellness

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During holiday season, when I'm on holiday, seeing others on holiday, meeting with people whose people are on holiday, I notice more, and I notice things differently.

 

  • I notice the mind slows down and can be present, more easily.
  • That if I pause and breathe, and choose to take in all that's around me, the breeze, the gentle waves, the birds and crickets, the rustling leaves... that I feel really good, deep down in my soul.
  • I notice people smile more on holidays.
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Harassment is Real (and you can stop it)

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2018 11:12:14 AM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Leadership, harassment

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The Harassment is Real

Whether intentional or not, harassment is as perceived by the recipient.

 

So if you are, or think you are, being harrassed, how do you feel?

Nervous? Scared? Frustrated? Depressed? Angry? Stressed? Despondent? All of the above, in any given day?

 

And if you are the “harasser”, how do you feel?

Frustrated? Nervous? Overwhelmed? Stressed? Anxious?

 

So how do either of you, the Harasser or the Harassee, perform when you're experiencing any of these emotions?

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Dislike performance reviews? Love helpful feedback?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 7:12:03 AM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, Feedback, Performance

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A major challenge with performance reviews is that we feel we are being judged or graded and that gets our defences up right away.

This 3-blog series is focused on how to have performance conversations that provide helpful feedback and achieve the intended/desired outcomes. (Ex. Reducing anxiety in performance convos; providing valuable insight to the recipient; great questions to ask in 1-1 meetings, etc.)

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Create a Shared Vision

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2018 9:32:53 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Leadership, teamwork, Awareness, Vision, Wellness, Engagement

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It can be stressful, exhausting and near impossible to be high performing all the time.

What can you do to regularly assess your individual and team’s level of inspiration, drive and commitment toward your goals?

 

 

Last week we shared with you how to create and make regular use of a Shared Vision to inspire your team, even during busy times. Let me share with you how we created a Shared Vision for The Leadership Group, so you get a sense of flow and impact on people's motivation.

 

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How To Inspire Your Team During Busy Times

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 3:31:33 PM / by Dale Allen posted in Confidence, Leadership, Awareness, Blind spots, Vision

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Everyday you set out to meet lofty goals... In your personal life you strive to ‘have a great day,’ meditate, get healthy, be kind to everyone, and be present.

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4 Steps to Improve Your Performance (in anything).

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2018 9:29:17 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, Awareness, Blind spots

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Are you Underperforming? 

 

The answer is yes.

 

While your reactive brain may have already told you to disregard the rest of this article, the truth is we are all under-performing. And whether you choose to call it “under-performing”  or “endless untapped potential”, the reality is, we all have a next level, either known or unknown to us.  Before you react (any further:) consider this…

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5 Ways to Recognize, Celebrate and Engage your Employees!

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 3:44:39 PM / by Trevor Stevenson posted in Confidence, Leadership, stress

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You can’t always motivate everyone at the same time... but you can create an environment that is motivating.

When your work life is busy both stress and tension can rise, bringing the opportunity for conflicts and power struggles to rise with it. It is in these times that we can lose sight of what is important and meaningful as we rush from meeting to meeting or from deadline to deadline.

 

It's reason for concern, isn’t it?

When it’s super busy and you see people’s frustration and exhaustion grow,  

how do you create an environment that is motivating?

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