12
Jun

Grade Your Own Paper: Committing to Do More

Always having a "meeting after the meeting"?

Teams often have difficulty achieving and staying committed. If you’ve ever been to the “meeting after the meeting” where the decisions that were just...

Cohesive Team| Culture| Patrick Lencioni| team behaviors| Team Development| Team Dynamics| The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™| IMPACT! Leadership Summit 0 Comments Read More
08
Jun

Lean Journey: Leaders Changing Behaviors

King County FBOD's Lean Journey

King County FBOD Lead Cheryl Schmidt talks about how the changes in leadership have allowed greater improvements in the division's Lean Journey. Leadership and...

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31
May

Universal Orlando Resort™ is Building a Common Language of Leadership

Leadership is a learned skill. Thanks to researchers like Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, it has been proven that certain leadership behaviors deliver better results than others. It naturally follows...

Alignment| Cohesive Team| Culture| leaders at all levels| Leadership| Leadership At All Levels| Leadership Development| The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership| The Leadership Challenge®| IMPACT! Leadership Summit 0 Comments Read More
19
May

Taming the Monsters: Four Elements of Effective Feedback

Whether you’re collaborating with the writers of Pixar’s animated movie Monsters Inc. to refine the story line or giving feedback on a project to a peer at the office, you know that those are some...

Cohesive Team| Culture| Patrick Lencioni| team behaviors| Team Development| Team Dynamics| The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™| Trust 1 Comment Read More
18
May

The Power of Knowing Your Personal Values

What are your personal values?

We talk a lot about how to create healthier organizations and how to be a better leader. At the start of that though, is recognizing that everyone has their own set...

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05
May

Avoiding Conflict Could Be Costing Your Team

Conflict is natural

It's probably pretty safe to say most of us have been in teams or organizations where we've had conflict with the people that we're working with around the ideas or decisions...

Cohesive Team| Culture| Learning| team behaviors| Team Development| Team Dynamics| The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ 0 Comments Read More
04
May

Leader Standard Work and Process Roundings

 

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26
Apr

Celebrate Your Daily Leadership Moments

I recently re-watched a great TED Talk by Drew Dudley called Everyday Leadership. If you haven’t yet seen it, it’s 6 minutes worth watching! Here’s the punch line of his very funny story…sometimes...

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13
Apr

Why Do Leaders Need to Inspire a Shared Vision?

The second practice of the leadership challenge model is to inspire a shared vision

Culture| Encouragement| leaders at all levels| Leadership| Leadership At All Levels| Leadership Development| leadership practices inventory| The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership| The Leadership Challenge®| Vision Statement| IMPACT! Leadership Summit 0 Comments Read More
10
Apr

Creating Better Flow at King County Wastewater

How a growing county attacked a growing problem

In 2015, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division was celebrating its 50th year. While celebrating five decades of cleaning up Puget Sound and...

City County Management| Continuous Improvement| County goals| Culture| Government| Government leadership| King County| Lean| Lean Culture| Lean Management System| Local Government Management| Mission Statement| Operational Excellence| Organization Values| Organizational Health| Process improvement| Public Sector| Strategic Management System| Strategic performance management| Vision Statement| Washington 0 Comments Read More
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