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Posts tagged ‘high performing teams’

Core Values Underpin Effective Screening Processes

When you write a proposal, whom do you feature? If you talk more about yourself than the client and how to solve his or her problem, you're running down the wrong path. Here are 10 tips to get back on track.

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Authentic Interviewing Focuses on the Person

The media tells us that the US has a talent gap, meaning that companies cannot find qualified people to fill more than 3 million open jobs. I believe the problem has not been wholly defined. The US has a pool of talented people that can provide the value companies can seek but those jobs go unfilled (in part) due to a recruitment gap. Read what happened in Steve Blank's case...

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How to Shift from Miscommunication to Performance

Sometimes talking "at" each other lies at the root of miscommunication. If you find yourself saying the same thing over and over to employees without changing outcomes, then you've got to try new ways to get them on the same page. See what happened when I modified an old Management by Objectives (MBO) framework.

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Fascination with Devices Hamstrings Team Performance

Do you ever think that perhaps we’re a little too fascinated with our devices? It seems as if we view being always available for people to call, email, or text us as a professional courtesy. And it is... to those people are trying to reach us while we're in meetings. But, every time you interact with your device you tell the other people in the room they're not important. The simple act of banning devices in meetings can change cultural dynamics in a very powerful way.

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Women Owned Startups Get 70% Less Investment

Women entrepreneurs receive less funding than their male counterparts. And yet, research shows that women bootstrap more effectively, have a higher success rate when it comes to starting sustainable businesses, and generate greater long-term profits. Many of the funding discrepancies may stem from the way we learn to communicate as children.

Startups need both men and women to achieve optimal performance.

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