High Performance Teams


Think You Are Good at Delegating? Take this Quiz

If you Google “Why is delegation important?” you will get over 11 million hits.  Everyone knows that delegation is important. Delegating is a great way of encouraging your team members to develop themselves and for you to develop coaching and mentoring skills.  Delegation enhances the empowerment of employees. It is critical to the success of any leader and any organization.

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Tapping into Your Most Trusted Resources

Employees – Your Most Trusted Resource We recently attended a conference showcasing the results of the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer. Most of the results shared focused on a decline in trust across business and government. This is not likely a surprise to you, nor was it to us. However, a key finding that did resonate with us here at Lighthouse

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What is Your “Go-To” Conflict Mode?

I recently worked with a leadership team who was striving to improve their collaboration.  They had a consistent pattern of decision-making that did not encourage or even allow for collaboration on crucial business imperatives.  Many thought that this pattern was a result of the work/pressure/stress they were under.  This was only partially true. There are some key ingredients required to

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HR Influencers Workshop

We launched what I think is an exciting two-day program for HR Business Partners called the HR Influencers Workshop. After speaking with a number of colleagues, reading many additional articles on the changing role of HR, it became clear that there was an opportunity to provide practical and powerful support for mid-level HR talent. Many in these roles are finding

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Marnie Smith appointed Managing Partner at Lighthouse NINE Group Consulting

Lighthouse NINE Group, a leading strategic consulting firm, is delighted to announce the election of Marnie Smith as its new Managing Partner, effective January 1, 2017. Marnie has been a Partner of the firm since 2009 and leads Lighthouse NINE’s High Performing Teams and Change Management practice. She has extensive experience in all aspects of Organization Design and Effectiveness, Team Development,

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What Role Do You Play in Developing Talent?

We work with a lot of organizations who are focused on developing their talent.  Many leaders see this as ‘promoting’ talent; boosting your best performers up to the next rung on the ladder.  Undoubtedly this is important, and we know that it is a desirable outcome, but what if there are not enough rungs on the ladder?  What if the

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New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers

A few weeks ago, in our blog titled “Hottest Trends in Performance Management – TREAD CAREFULLY!“, we touched on the New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers. We had a few individuals reach out to understand better what might be included in this toolbox, and we wanted to share this with you. What Managers need in the New Performance Discussion Toolbox

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Hottest Trends in Performance Management – TREAD CAREFULLY!

In recent years, we have seen some organizations rush to re-create their NEW Performance Management System (PMS) or something similar, straight off the Harvard Business Review press that discusses the negatives of old school performance management systems. In doing so however, you need to tread carefully. Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water! To use a phrase from many

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The Generation Game

We all know the generational stereotypes, the Veterans (born before 1945) are fossilized with their command and control style, the Baby Boomers (46-64) are narcissistic and place huge importance on loyalty, Gen X (65-80) are slackers with their work life balance mantra and the Millennials (80-2000) tend to come off the worst of all as the most entitled generation, the

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Think You Want a Culture of Accountability?

So you think you want a culture of accountability? Well that’s great! There is a significant amount of evidence that organizations with accountable people have higher engagement and performance; simply Google “link between accountability and performance” and you will have over 100,000 articles to validate this point. But let’s assume your “gut” instinct is already there, and the promise of

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