Leadership & Teams

Nov 16: SIMPLIFY & STRENGTHEN YOUR MINNESOTA LLC 1024 265 Opportunity Into Revenue

Nov 16: SIMPLIFY & STRENGTHEN YOUR MINNESOTA LLC

Join us for a complimentary Virtual Business Breakfast on Thursday, November 16th from 7:30 to 8:15 am. No driving necessary.  Participate from the comfort of your office or home.  You just need an Internet connection.  Sorry we can’t provide you with “virtual coffee.” Learn about changes in  the new Minnesota…

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Putting the Puck in the Right Net — Part 1 1000 750 Opportunity Into Revenue

Putting the Puck in the Right Net — Part 1

by Gordon McAlister, Communications Consultant A player breaks free, skates unopposed toward the net, shoots, and scores – a goal for the other team. Clearly, not a part of the game plan. Why does it happen?  The player has become disoriented, failed to re-orient, and focus on the right goal.…

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Leadership: A Team Sport with One Key Factor 1024 682 Opportunity Into Revenue

Leadership: A Team Sport with One Key Factor

Leadership: A Team Sport with One Key Factor ClubEntpreneur St. Paul with Host Chum Struve September 20, 2017 at the University Club of St. Paul Summary Leadership is often considered an individual sport with a general focus on developing individual leadership skills. But the success of an organization depends on a…

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How Do Values Help Prepare for the Future? EOS is Part of the Answer. 1000 667 Opportunity Into Revenue

How Do Values Help Prepare for the Future? EOS is Part of the Answer.

Nancy Lyons, CEO, Clockwork delivered thoughtful comments on this question at a recent event hosted by Minnesota Business Magazine. I will quote Nancy below and add a few comments of my own.  Everything in quotations below is from my notes on Nancy’s presentation. “Preparing for the future is all about…

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“Wake us … from the sedative of misdirected frenzy.” 1024 768 Opportunity Into Revenue

“Wake us … from the sedative of misdirected frenzy.”

Sometimes a phrase will deeply resonate with me.  “The sedative of misdirected frenzy” did so for me on a recent Sunday morning in church.  This phrase succinctly captures a common yet avoidable problem in many aspects of our lives. In companies or organizations Haven’t we all observed the “sedative of…

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Valuable Links List — Oct 2016 1024 768 Opportunity Into Revenue

Valuable Links List — Oct 2016

Once a month I share a list of links to valuable articles on reputable websites. These resources help me in my work. I hope that they will be relevant and useful to you, too. This link list or “round up” is created and shared for your convenience. I also post…

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EOS IDS: 4 Ways Leadership Teams Can Improve Effectiveness 1000 500 Opportunity Into Revenue

EOS IDS: 4 Ways Leadership Teams Can Improve Effectiveness

EOS®, also known as the “Entrepreneurial Operating System” or “Traction” is an effective management operating system for businesses. EOS incorporates proven processes and tools that help leadership teams achieve results. The weekly leadership team meeting (the “Level 10” meeting in EOS terminology) is at the heart of the model. Within the L10…

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Is Teamwork Overrated? 698 400 Opportunity Into Revenue

Is Teamwork Overrated?

Is teamwork overrated?  It is constantly cited in business media.  Seemingly every manager or executive profile contains a phrase about “team building skills.”  But it is NOT a panacea — a solution for all problems.  And in that sense, it is indeed overrated. My conclusion was fueled by a recent…

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What is Critical to Leadership Success in the 21st Century? 698 400 Opportunity Into Revenue

What is Critical to Leadership Success in the 21st Century?

While preparing for a discussion session at a recent workshop I wrestled with an important question:  “What qualities or abilities are critical to success as a leader?”  I believe that the answer to such a question evolves with the times and the challenges of those times. My initial notes listed…

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CEO’s Need Mentors Too 698 400 Opportunity Into Revenue

CEO’s Need Mentors Too

Today CEO’s face complex and dynamic challenges. While there are terrific resources available through CEO peer groups, all too rarely do CEO’s consider their options for mentors. In the April 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review, Suzanne de Janasz and Maury Peiperl concisely present the results of research concerning CEO’s…

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