Leadership Perspectives

So you want to do some Team-building…

February 9, 2016
Marie Peeler

But do you want to build your team?  It’s a key question because sometimes leaders engage in ‘team-building’ in order to build their teams.  Sometimes they just want to do some team-building.  It’s important to understand the distinction and to know what your goals are when you begin a team building process. Whenever I get […]

To improve things, you have to measure them

July 24, 2015
Marie Peeler

Ever since college girls starting doing Cosmo quizzes, people have been curious about self-tests – or assessment tools, as practitioners prefer to call them.  Just about every week my Facebook friends offer me enticing opportunities to learn about myself by completing online questionnaires to determine “How military are you?”, “What’s the Nationality of your soul?” […]

7 questions to see if communication issues are damaging your team’s productivity

January 29, 2015

The purpose of a team is to utilize diverse talents, experience, and world views to make better plans, arrive at sounder conclusions, and solve thornier problems than one might be able to do on one’s own. That diversity of thought and experience is what makes teams so effective, yet it is the very same thing […]

Managing conflicting leadership roles with personal mastery

June 7, 2012

This month, Financial Executive Magazine published an article that I wrote for financial officers. (Click here to read it.) The article was titled “Leading with Personal Mastery,” and spoke to the challenge that CFOs have in fulfilling a dual role. Dual roles to fulfill. On one hand, CFOs are responsible for guarding the financial integrity […]

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