teams

Live Webcast: Becoming an Exceptional Team Leader

On August 10, 2018, we are having a very special webcast created for lawyer-managers. We know that lawyers responsible for managing other lawyers have client demands as well, so it is just from 12:00-12:15 Eastern time! At many law firms, team leaders frequently are thrust into their role due to…

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Great team leaders have humility, not hubris

One of the factors that thickens the glass ceiling for women becoming top leaders is that we as human beings mistake hubris as a precursor to leadership ability. Hubris is often disguised as charisma and charm, and it also often equates to an “empty suit” or a snake oil salesman.…

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Being a Blue Angel requires visualization. Every time.

Since 1946, the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels has been the premier military flight demonstration squadron. They resist being called an aerobatic team because they are not out there doing tricks. They showcase maneuvers and capability that every fighter pilot is capable of demonstrating. I have attended at least 100 of…

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Too Much Team Harmony Can Kill Creativity

Want better creativity in your team’s performance? Encourage conflict. I am not suggesting that you hand people broken pool cues and have “tryouts” like we saw in the movie, The Dark Knight. What I am suggesting is that you create a culture that is open to debate, conflict, and alternative points of view.…

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June 28 Webcast: Business Development is a Team Sport

We will be conducting a live, 30 minute webcast on Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 12:00 to 12:30 PM Eastern to help law firms learn how to build, train, and optimize business development TEAMS. Stop asking your individual lawyers to take a couple hours of training and then go figure…

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Ask Google if you want to know what makes teams work

I don’t mean type it into their browser (that will get you over 77 million results). I mean ask them about the research they did on how teams can be made more effective. As a Certified Team Performance Coach, I am passionate about finding out what makes great teams tick.…

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