Influencing Is A Team Sport: 7 Steps To Make Any Team More Powerful

I’ve worked with hundreds of teams from across the spectrum over the past 20 years. And I’ve observed a few universal rules that always apply.

Today I’ll talk about the most important one: the ability to influence.

More specifically: the capability to influence as a team, upward into leadership (and ownership), laterally across silos, down through the ranks and outward to vendors and partners.

COMPELLING REQUESTS, Part II: Neutralizing Toxic Rock Stars

You know of whom I speak.

And I bet every leader in your organization knows who we’re talking about.

Yes, the Toxic Rock Star.

A Toxic Rock Star is someone who produces significant material results while having a negative impact on others, in essence holding other people, teams and even organizations hostage.

Like Ogres hiding under the bridge...

The Seven Principles For Team Effectiveness

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Leading change is, by definition, what good leaders do. Failure rates are high. How to succeed? Growth River's Journey is a universal framework for unleashing the potential of any business, team or organization. It is founded on seven principles. It is designed to be applied a part of a regular planning cycle. It addresses both business culture and business model issues at the same time. And it can be customized to flexibly incorporate pretty much any kind of methodology or solution required.

Do You Know Your Mindset Score?

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In this article we introduce an effective and enlightening scoring approach for leaders and teams to talk about leadership mindset. We also describe how to use this approach in a powerful exercise with your team.

It’s an approach we’ve used successfully to shift the mindsets of hundreds of leaders. If you lead others, this is something you should know about.