High Performing Teams
“If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.” — Patrick Lencioni
At the higher levels of organizational life, all the leading players are technically skilled. They’re all smart. But being smart is not enough. You must also be leveraging your strengths while being astutely aware of your weaknesses.
The Cohesive Leadership Project
One of the keys to a successful company is a cohesive leadership team: a team that wants to work together, that knows how to work together, that understands how to communicate and collaborate, and is propelled by the power of leveraging each others' strengths.
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90 Day Acceleration
Starting a new position is charged with uncertainty. Your performance during the first few months in a new role marks the difference between merely surviving and being truly remarkable.
I help leaders discover their way and lead with grace and aplomb. Along the way we work together to create cohesive leadership teams and vibrant organizations. Imagine going to work every day in an organization infused with energy and enthusiasm.
I work with people on leadership development, team building, career strategy, executive presence, getting unstuck, getting promoted, navigating the subtle nuances of large organizations, and figuring out what you should do with your life.
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Discipline is choosing between what you want now … and what you want most.
— Abraham Lincoln
It’s been more than thirty years since I read the Odyssey for a literature class in college. The details of the story have faded from my memory, but one passage remains as vivid as ever: Odysseus lashes himself to the mast of his ship in order to resist the incredible lure of the song of the Sirens.
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were beautiful to behold and enchanting to hear. They were dangerous yet beautiful creatures who lured nearby sailors to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. “Their song, though irresistibly sweet, was no less sad than sweet, and lapped both body and soul in a fatal lethargy, the forerunner of death and corruption,” Walter Copland Perry observed.
The sirens are alive and well in our modern era.
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