Is ego making you a bad leader? [video]

By Charley Morrow on March 2, 2016

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Confidence, when taken too far, can get leaders into trouble. It can (and sometimes does unknowingly) turn into grandiosity.

Posted in Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Development, Talent Management

Fear is more than a four-letter word

By Charley Morrow on February 17, 2016

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If we recognize fear and our own courage, we can act in a way that is direct, frank and relatable.

Posted in Inclusive Leadership, Leadership Development, Talent Management

“Exclusive” leadership is hurting your bottom line

By Charley Morrow on September 10, 2015

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Ignoring, disregarding, shunning, or excluding members of your organization can wreak havoc on your team and your bottom line. And many leaders don’t even know they’re doing it.

Posted in Blog, Inclusive Leadership

5 questions every team leader MUST answer

By Charley Morrow on August 12, 2015

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Successful teams don’t happen by accident. In fact, we’ve found that the leaders of high-performance teams always ask (and can answer) these 5 important questions.

Posted in Blog, Leadership Development, Team Effectiveness

What’s more inclusive: cultivating belonging or uniqueness?

By Charley Morrow on May 14, 2015

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Putting a high premium on the “uniqueness” of each individual contributor in an organization may make for a highly innovative organization. But too much uniqueness can also lead to chaos.

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How to keep high-performing teams performing

By Charley Morrow on February 25, 2015

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Even successful teams get off track. Many high-performing teams that work well day-to-day don’t do so well when the game changes or stress goes up.

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Teams usually fail from the top down

By Charley Morrow on February 19, 2015

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If athletes have the talent to succeed, and the team still falls short, something must be wrong with the people in charge. According to recent data from Linkage’s research on team effectiveness, a similar pattern may apply to most business teams.

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Diversity and Inclusion in the NFL?

By Charley Morrow on December 5, 2014

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Inclusive leaders balance two key elements of a paradox to engage everyone: They focus everyone’s attention on the key goal and they recognize everyone has a unique contribution and way of contributing. Despite the serious off-the-field trouble plaguing the NFL these days, an NFL football team is a perfect illustration of the positive impact that a diverse workforce and an inclusive leader can have on an organization.

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How to master the science and skill of learning from feedback

By Charley Morrow on November 11, 2014

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Effective leaders are more skillful at receiving and capitalizing on feedback than others. So, what’s their secret?

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Not all conflict is bad

By Charley Morrow on June 25, 2014

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Believe it or not, high-performing teams often benefit from productive conflict.

Posted in Blog, Team Effectiveness

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