Collaboration

Fitness boutiques can teach companies about engagement

Just 20 years ago, most health clubs and fitness facilities looked pretty much the same. You have a bunch of treadmills, bikes, and stairclimbers (no ellipticals yet!). You had a big area of shiny chrome machines that all looked like they could be mistaken for the painter’s scaffolding. And, you…

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Train in realistic, dynamic simulations to prepare for the big game

When Alex Morgan was at the University of California, she had a college coach that prepared her to reach the level of performance that gets you selected to one of the greatest teams in the world. Coach Neil McGuire’s approach was simple: you practice your fundamentals and routines in game…

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ME ME ME! The unwritten rules of a toxic culture

There is no letter “I” in team, but there certainly are the letters “M-E”. Sometimes, this is not the fault of the individual. It is the fault of the organization that has allowed the formation of a toxic culture. People cannot work in teams, even if they wish to do…

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Identifying the need for CRM: The Gap

A few years ago, I was asked to conduct a workshop on the four stages of building a business case for Client Relationship Management (CRM) software and strategy at a professional services organization. I have been involved with doing so as an in-house law firm CMO as well as from…

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Why do we only avoid collaboration with our peers?

When you look at the technical definition of COLLABORATION, it is hard to argue with the philosophy and why you wouldn’t agree with its inherent value. However, when it comes to most people, we are all hoarders. We assume scarcity when there is plenty. We act cautiously of those we…

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