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COMMUNICATION = WINNING TEAMS

“A quiet team is a losing team.”  This is a coach’s observation, but I think it applies to us.   A winning team communicates constantly.  From exchanging well wishes and checking up on each other as we begin our day, using two minutes to make sure everyone is on the same page as we take on […]

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POSITIVE FEEDBACK = APPRECIATION

Feedback is critical.  We know it.  But we don’t do it enough. I gave a friend an award this week.  I have known him for 40 years and hold him in very high regard.  We are fraternity brothers.  I’m convinced the work he did and the model he provided me all these years were key contributors to my having […]

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STEPPING UP YOUR GAME WITH COURAGEOUS COMMUNICATION

I often speak of valuing “Courageous Communication.” To me, courageous communication is the understanding that something needs to be said or addressed, and then doing it even though there is discomfort in doing it. Most opportunities for courageous communication are not addressed.  There’s a voice in your head that says, “this ought to be addressed” […]

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THE POWER OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK

Did you receive feedback in the last seven days? Great organizations are built on culture.  Quality communication exists in every significant culture. One of the best communication tools we have is the feedback we give and receive. Do you routinely give feedback?  Upon reflection, most of us realize we could do more. Most of us […]

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