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Putting the ‘I’ in Team

There’s no ‘I’ in team is a phrase I’ve hated for a long time. It’s ridiculous! Of course there are individuals in every team! And they don’t automatically shelve their aspirations and motivations just to serve the greater good. No, sir. We live in the real world. Our organizations and the people that work within
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • Jun 09, 2016

No WIIFM? No Support. 5 Tips for Buy-in During Difficult Change

“This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.” We had just announced a critical shift in the way projects are catalogued. For years the business had been applying a numbering system that included year, cost center, project type and other critical information. With a glance at that number, documents could be quickly filed and invoices
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • May 23, 2016

Buy, Borrow or Bypass: Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith

Before attending the Million Dollar Consulting Convention in March, I didn’t know who Marshall was. The name sounded familiar…it turns out he was co-author on a couple books I bought while completing my degree in organizational psychology. I received a copy of his latest book at the convention. It did not capture my attention. His
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • May 13, 2016

4 Ways to fill in Your Brain Ruts

  The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs. ~John Dewey Have you ever noticed a car with really wide tires? Done right, they look fantastic, giving a vehicle a really powerful look. But there is a downside
  • by Jeff Skipper
  • May 13, 2016