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The 4 Missing Conversations That Disrupt Execution

Without execution, ‘vision’ is just another word for hallucination.  – Mark V. Hurd When we declare our vision, or when we coordinate action with our teams, we can have all of the pieces in place. The right ideas, the right conversations, clarity on who is doing what, and in the end, we still find dissatisfaction. […]

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The Only 4 Answers in Negotiation that Create a Future

Successful negotiation is not about getting to ‘yes;’ it’s about mastering ‘no’ and understanding what the path to an agreement is. – Christopher Voss In today’s business environment, multiple stages of coordination are often missing when working with teams, and at the very least missing a key conversation in one of the stages. “I need […]

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What Alexa Won’t Tell You About a “Conversation for Action”

“Fortune favors the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur. Most requests made in businesses today are incomplete, or the very least lacking information to coordinate fully. We believe this is because of a lack of preparation. While this might sound like a trivial thing when coordination becomes difficult, costs increase and no one likes more costs. […]

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Alexa, “What is a Conversation for Action?”

Coordination as a Series of Conversations for Action “Hey, can you have that report for me by Friday?” It sounds like such a simple “ask”, and yet that request triggers a series of complex conversations necessary for people or teams to work together. And, when not done well, could cost businesses billions in lost productivity […]

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Trust Matters and Matters of Trust // generateleadership.com

Trust Matters and Matters of Trust

Trust is crucial to success and is the very medium of human interaction and coordination. We share the future with those we trust, and we withdraw from, avoid, put up with, blame, resent, or compensate with a cost for those we don’t. Trust is crucial for effective teamwork and organizations, it’s a lubricant for smooth […]

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Tap Into Your Power of Not Knowing – Create New Possibilities

What is your relationship with “not knowing?” For most people, it’s a barrier. It means that we are stopped and can’t act where we don’t know. We wouldn’t have a person do surgery on us if they didn’t know surgery. So why would we pursue something if we don’t know how, haven’t been trained in […]

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How to Walk Your Path to Leadership Mastery

One of the paths of leadership leads to mastery. Is this your path? How do you know this is your path? Leadership is a journey, not just a state of authority, and authority is not the final destination.  Rather, it is the beginning. Where do you go from there? What are the outcomes you are […]

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Leadership Presence - Where Are You? // generateleadership.com

Leadership Presence – Where Are You?

I once worked for a boss who tried to say the right words, but they never rang true. He didn’t show up with his heart, energy, and presence in alignment with his words.  He produced distrust in me and other team members, and a desire to avoid interacting with him. I eventually got myself onto […]

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Taking Excellent Teams to Even Higher Levels of Accomplishment

How to we add value to teams that are already excellent, even standard setters? Let’s begin by looking at the dark side of achieving excellence. One pitfall for teams that have achieved a level of excellence is to rest on their laurels and lose their hunger for improvement.  The danger of being the best is […]

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