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Secrets of an Effective Team

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership Development, Team Development | 0 comments

09.09.19

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Ford Motor Company is the second-largest automaker in the U.S and is one of the biggest family businesses in the U.S.  It all began with the strong leadership and innovative skills of the company’s founder, Henry Ford.  For over 100 years, the Ford family has grown the business from its humble beginnings to worldwide powerhouse.  The founder’s great-grandson, William Clay Ford, Jr. serves as the Executive Chairman.

Henry Ford learned early on the power of leadership and an effective team .  Like Army Generals, innovators and CEO’s are only as effective as their front-line team.

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The Importance of Being Involved

Posted by Ken McGovern in Culture, Leadership Development | 0 comments

19.07.18

Have you ever noticed that some of the happiest and most fulfilled people are those who spend time giving back?  Volunteering isn’t only about the impact that you make in the lives of those less fortunate and in one’s community; it also teaches you a lot about who you are and helps you improve  certain life skills. You may discover that you’ve become more patient, open-minded, less judgmental, and more compassionate.  I’m not talking about volunteering so you can toss that board membership title on your LinkedIn Profile – this isn’t Quid Pro Quo – this is just giving for the sake of giving.

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One True Key to Success

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership Development | 0 comments

05.02.18

I have to admit, I’ve always been skeptical of those pop psychology claims of the one thing you need to do to be successful. Most of those claims are simplistic views of the problems we face or a single concept taken to an illogical conclusion. Having said that, I now find myself making a case for what I believe to be the one true key to lasting success. That key is self-management.

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Embracing the Change

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership Development | 0 comments

02.02.18

Innovate or Die.  Often the mantra of CEOs and entrepreneurs.  Stagnation of ideas and lack of change leads to lost market share, drop in retention rates in both clients and employees, and simply isn’t smart business.  This is also true on a personal level.  Nothing happens in the comfort zone – right?  When we resist change we get stuck, resulting in lack of forward movement. That comfort zone could also be your danger zone.  How often have you missed an amazing opportunity because you were afraid?  Missed out on reaching a goal because you didn’t push yourself just a bit harder – a bit outside what you deem “easy”?

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Why Team Building Counts

Posted by Ken McGovern in Leadership, Leadership Development, Team Development | 0 comments

14.07.17

 

Team building can conjure up visions of high ropes courses and team scavenger hunts that are meant to build teamwork, trust and collaboration among employees.  While activities can be useful, developing a team is less about scheduling offsite retreats and more about daily habits that build a strong culture. 

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