Author Archives: Barb Krantz Taylor

15 Jul

Five Signs You Could Be Leading Like a Jerk

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

When we ask members of a team who THEY want as their leader, we hear a very consistent set of descriptors: someone who is trustworthy, authentic and respectful; listens to their point of view; truly values them as human beings; has good business savvy; and admits mistakes. Furthermore, they want a leader who allows them

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22 Feb

Do You Have a Good Team?

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

Recently, my colleagues and I were engaging each other around our beliefs about team development. The Bailey Group has helped numerous teams “develop” over the years, but what does that really mean for our clients? How do you determine if you have a good team?  And if improvement is needed, what do the leaders of

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05 Oct

Four Mindfulness Practice Benefits for CEOs

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

Mindful leadership training integrates the practice of mindfulness meditation with the practical tools of management. Here are just a few of the results of a regular mindfulness practice: Stress reduction More clarity and focus More patience and gratitude Better self-awareness Increased neuroplasticity in our brains to assist in the changing of long-held patterns/habits of thinking/behaving

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31 Aug

Leadership on a Stick

Barb Krantz TaylorBy Barb Krantz Taylor

It’s State Fair time in Minnesota and that means vendors are vying for the most creative ways to put a variety of foods on a stick. It’s convenient for the fair-goer on the run. If only leadership could be done that way… HEY, wait a minute. That gives me an idea. Most leaders I know

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