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Short Circuiting Your Team

A few days ago, my son came to me with a difficult decision. He was debating whether or not to stay in his position. The problem was that he had been having...

Work, Fire Fighting, and Priorities

A few weeks ago our Management Team had just finished our regular weekly meeting. As we came out of the meeting, other co-workers informed us about a wild fire at the south...

Processes – The Playbook By Which Teams Operate

During the past few months I have facilitated several team development training sessions. Teamwork is a favorite topic of mine and one I have a lot of passion for. World class teams,...

Qualities of Leadership – Failure and Success

REACHING FOR GLORY As the Summer Olympics Games recently came to a close. I reflected back on the games. I remember that during the opening ceremonies, contingents from each represented country walked...

Teamwork: The Power of Unity

The summer Olympics, which just ended, reminded me of a personal experience during the 2001 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since this was in our hometown, my wife and I...

The 8 Step Coaching Model

Coaching is best described as, Development Relationships Direction Accountability Results Coaching is the tool or mechanism to really keep everything together in your business. Here are 5 power words to improve your...

Applied Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking is a skill that anyone can use in any role. Applied strategic thinking is practical, ongoing, and informal. Strategic thinking is helpful when it is linked and aligned with grand...

4 Leadership Qualities That Managers Should Take Note Of

Any really good manager should constantly be trying to improve their self. There are four basic tips that if you will incorporate into your leadership, will make you a more effective leader...

Communication: Influence Through Proficiency

Getting the message to your team members may not require as much athletic ability as it was for the native peoples in the frozen north, but your intended purpose needs just as...

Good Managers Retain Talent

Hard Work Here at CMOE we always have plenty of work to go around. I'm sure many of you can relate to this. On occasion, when we get overloaded during our busy...