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Team Development in “The Real World”

Team Development in “The Real World”

Teams that are stuck in storming experience similar “symptoms” including strained interpersonal relationships, recurring conflicts, and difficulty making decisions that “stick”. Team leaders often diagnose these problems as a “lack of trust”. Unfortunately, while there may be an element of truth in this diagnosis, focusing on trust usually won’t solve the problem.

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Can people change?

Can people change?

Are leaders born or made? The answer is yes. Everyone has some inborn traits helpful to leadership roles. Some are born with A LOT of them. Others, not so much. But, no leader is perfect and growth and development still occurs.

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Own It

Own It

I’ve noticed the term “Own It” showing up in social media posts lately, and after some limited research decided that it is being used as a “slang” term for accountability. Some examples include: Take responsibility for what you’ve doneBe accountable for your...

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Your Personal 2021 Leadership Development Plan

Your Personal 2021 Leadership Development Plan

The Bailey Group’s Executive Coaching model is based on the premise that growing as a leader requires growing in self-awareness and “seeing” your habits of behavior. Importantly, it also requires a willingness to experiment with new and more constructive beliefs and behaviors, even if it is uncomfortable or even scary.

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Wait a minute, I thought that was YOUR job?

Wait a minute, I thought that was YOUR job?

Unspoken assumptions are often at the root of miscommunication between leaders and their direct reports. Misaligned mindsets are also at the root of confusion about who should be doing what and when. This blog provides an example that will guide you to be able to surface the unspoken assumptions and clear up misalignment.

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All Risks Are Not Created Equal

All Risks Are Not Created Equal

To do a good job coaching and developing the individuals on your team, senior leaders need both the drive and the right personality strengths. If either the motivation or the ability is missing, an executive coach can make a great partner.

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