Can or Can't?

Do your conversations typically start with "can" or "can't?"

One generates dialogue. The other shuts it down.

If you answered "it depends," you fall into the "can't" category.

Align Your Team

The first week of January is over. Are your people aligned?

Is every team member, from your front line employee to supervisor to mid-level manager and above, clear about the strategic direction of the organization? In most companies, it’s well into the calendar year before team members understand the vision and strategy. If this is the case on your team, you'll probably notice a lack of clarity, confusion and unspoken expectations. The business results you'll experience are lost productivity, low employee engagement, and missed opportunities.

Build Support and Accountability

Let’s face it; we all need help along the way.

Create Your Goals for the Coming Year

If you have been following my last few posts, I have been setting you up for this goal setting article.

With guiding principles to help steer you in the right direction and a bold and audacious attitude, you are ready to establish the goals that will help you generate the life you desire and deserve.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

From everyone at 5.12 Solutions - we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a reminder of the beauty of your dreams.

Create Your Best Year Yet!

In a recent post, I mentioned that we all respond to our environment in a natural way. Sometimes our responses produce effective, long-term results. Other times, our responses are short-term and reactive. I compared two stances in life - a Problem-Reacting Stance and an Outcome-Creating stance.

What is your Team's Stance?

In my work with Senior Leadership Teams, I've noticed that teams respond to their environment in a natural way. Sometimes their responses produce effective, long-term results. Other times, their responses are short-term and reactive.

Compare the following.

Problem-reacting Stance

Happy Thanksgiving: I am Grateful for You

Hello Everyone

I wanted to wish you all a very healthy and happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving for me is a time of reflection and a time to come back to the present. It is a time for me to be grateful for all of the wonderful things in my life- most importantly my wife, my family, and my family of friends.

How to Show Gratitude

There couldn't be a better week to talk about gratitude. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are some ideas to show gratitude toward your people.

How Effective Are Your Meetings?

The challenge in many organizations is not just that there are too many meetings, but that there are too many poorly run meetings. As a result people waste time and energy instead of getting "real work" done.

Here is a checklist I use in my strategic team building and team development programs as I observe and provide real time coaching.

Check it out and see how your team is doing.

Structure

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