Leadership Matters: What We're Talking About

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I've attended great virtual meetings and, unfortunately, quite a few that, well to be honest, sucked. Here are six things I've learned in the first weeks of working from home -which feels like a lifetime- when it comes to surviving the the zoom-fest ...
Building Connection While Working Remotely
Apr 13, 2020
Wow. WTF. #kindoffreakingout. Life is really off-center right now, and we are all “going a little bananas” as we deal with unprecedented change, a gigantic spike in uncertainty, and a complete loss of control (which – as a side note – was...
Feedback, Like Music, Shouldn't Hurt.
Mar 26, 2020
Feedback gets a bad rap, feedback maybe a fact of life, but feedback doesn't have to hurt. Tips for giving and receiving effective feedback....
Warning! Are You Sabotaging Your Leadership Reputation?
Mar 19, 2019
Hi, my name is Eric, and I work in HR. Gets you fired up, doesn’t it? Everyone loves HR…you know, when they want to terminate someone, need some help with that open requisition, or want to point out how unfair it is that the engineers get to wear fli...
Let’s Stop ‘Death By Meeting’
Feb 12, 2019
Forget our phones. It seems that we are all addicted to meetings. Maybe it’s the companionship, the high-powered discussions, or simply the tea and cookies that keeps us coming back for more. However, despite all the time we spend in meetings, “death...
How to Hear (and do something with) Tough Feedback
Feb 05, 2019
How many times have you gotten feedback that ruffled your feathers or caused you to roll your eyes? Yet later, when you’d calmed down and put righteous indignation aside, you realized that you’d misheard the message and there was indeed a grain of tr...
These 3 Lessons from the Wizard of Oz Will Make You a Better Leader
Jan 29, 2019
Last summer I had the privilege of watching a local theater company perform The Wizard of Oz. My 14-year-old daughter played the Scarecrow, and it was a treat to see her do her thing. What struck me while watching the production, though, were the ...
Time to Unleash the Power of Recognition & Celebration
Jan 22, 2019
When was the last time you prepared for a conversation?  My guess is that it was most likely a difficult one.  Are you just as intentional when planning a conversation focused on recognition or celebration?  In the book Cultivate, The Power of Winnin...
To Build a High Performing Team be more like John (Pizza can also help)
Jan 15, 2019
The Guy Who Builds Incredible Teams Have you ever wondered why some teams look and feel so amazing- even FUN? How do the leaders of these teams get the team to be so engaged and to look out for each other? The leaders of these teams are oft...
How to Change a Toxic Culture
Jan 08, 2019
Company culture can be summed up as “how business gets done”, it’s the organizational equivalent of “personality.”  When it sparkles we all want to be associated with the company, when it becomes toxic it’s something we tolerate or avoid.
Happy New Year from all at SkyeTeam!
Jan 01, 2019
Happy New Year from all at SkyeTeam! Let us help you to make 2019 your best leadership year yet! Call us on +1 303 725 1728 or email info@skyeteam.com to learn more....
Why Gratitude isn’t Just For the Holidays (And How You Can Make it a Habit)
Dec 18, 2018
“If thankfulness were a drug, it would be the world’s best-selling product with a health maintenance indication for every major organ system.” – DR. P. MURALI DORAISWAMY Do you regularly express gratitude? I ...
Be your own Ally this Holiday Season
Dec 11, 2018
Well, here we are – right in the “thick of it”. Our holiday season is in full swing, and it couldn’t be busier at both work and home. We are all trying to get countless things done in a really short period of time: end of year work commitments/goa...
How to Ensure you have a “Done List” vs the Endless “To-Do List”
Dec 04, 2018
Well it’s official, there are less than 6 weeks left of 2018. All my grand plans for things I wanted to accomplish in the autumn remain firmly on my ‘to-do-list’ vs my ‘done-list’. Only last week I caught myself thinking “oh well, I can add them to m...
How to be Mindful for the Holiday Season
Nov 27, 2018
We’ve just celebrated Thanksgiving… how mindful did you mange to be during the holiday? My guess is you still found yourself distracted by your phone, by the Black Friday adverts, by the latest ‘must watch’ movie or Netflix series. Min...
5 Mistakes People Make When Public Speaking
Nov 26, 2018
PowerPoint has become the ubiquitous communication tool of the corporate world.  Hours and hours are spent in trying to create the “perfect deck” (which is impossible).  Changes and tweaks are made until well past the “last minute,” reams of paper ar...
Is your handshake more of a Limp Fish or Bone Crusher?
Apr 17, 2018
We recently used a new location for one of our leadership programs. I watched incredulously as one of my team was greeted by the Hotel Manager who, having extended their hand for the customary handshake then went on to literally swing his arm from...
Skye Book Review: To Sell Is Human by Dan Pink
Apr 03, 2018
Turns out, we’re all selling something. Studies show that “one out of every nine American workers works in sales.” But in Dan Pink’s “To Sell Is Human,” he argues that we are all salesmen-just in a broader sense. Perhaps you are pitching ideas to col...
Leadership Development is a Business Critical Investment
Mar 20, 2018
I believe that leadership development, and the investment in leadership development is critical for any organization, and individual. It’s easy to get by on average, or OK leadership skills on the good days, when everything is going to plan. It’s a v...
Skye Book Review: Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer – Michael Roberto
Mar 06, 2018
In Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes For An Answer, Professor Michael Roberto discusses and shows how to stimulate a culture of constructive conflict and dissent, and ensure a level of candor that results in better decisions, and more effective execut...