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Team Effectiveness by Kara Janssen

Enhancing Team Dynamics and Driving Success

Healthy organizations start with healthy, cohesive teams. Teams that can work together effectively are more likely to achieve success. But why?...

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May 22, 2024

Tracy Puett

is a past FlashPoint employee who's passionate about curriculum design, facilitation, and coaching.

Recent Posts

4 Ways Coaching Grows Leaders

Coaching Encourages Leaders to Shift Their Thinking

Challenges in the workplace, internal and external, have multiplied during the pandemic, and as we adapt to the challenges of our VUCA (volatile,...

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May 26, 2021


How to Develop Strategic Skills in Your Managers

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an example of developing Strategic managers in an aviation organization

Strategy is an increasingly important part of today’s highly complex business environment....

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October 18, 2018

Leadership Development

How to Create an Effective Team According to Google's Project Aristotle

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Trust is the foundational characteristic of great teams

"The whole is greater than the sum of its parts." - Aristotle

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March 01, 2018

Team Effectiveness

Motivate and Influence Others: What Leaders Can Learn From Salespeople

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Influence is about moving others to act

We are all in sales now. This is the core premise of “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others,” Daniel...

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February 22, 2018

Leadership Development

Playing By the New Rules of Leadership Development

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Shift focus from keeping up to getting ahead of change

In some ways, HR and L&D professionals are at the forefront of a lot of organizational change. Not only are we...

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November 07, 2017

Leadership Development

Are You Following These 5 Old Rules of Leadership?

Leadership needs new rules to keep up with today's business challenges

Leadership development is constantly changing to adapt to the challenges of our VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and...

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October 03, 2017

Leadership Development

The Surprising Impact of a Leader’s Apology

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How leaders and teams benefit from accountability

I will never forget the day a senior leader and operations manager apologized to our entire management team. As the last...

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January 19, 2017

Leadership Development

Leaders Make Optimal Use of All Available Resources

What Captain Sully Can Teach Us About Team Effectiveness

You are an EMT, it’s 5 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon, and the 9-1-1 call comes in. You and your partner race to your ambulance and head to the...

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December 29, 2016

Leadership Development

A Guide to Making Deliberate Practice a Daily Habit—from Kouzes, Posner, and Dad

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Self-Leadership for Success

My father was a successful musician in Nashville, Tennessee. For over 50 years he practiced flute, clarinet, piccolo, and saxophone almost...

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September 28, 2016


Change Your Most Undesirable Habit . . . NOW!

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5 Steps to Tackling Your Limitations

In my experience of coaching leaders, one thing stands out: leaders often want to change one undesirable habit.

Clients, in...

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August 04, 2016