Author: Drew Sanders

Young Gun 5: Strive For

Speaking of competition. Here is an interesting question for you to consider when you use the word competition. Where do you come out on this? Competition: Does It Fuel You, Or Drain You? As spring turns to summer most sports offer us a “Major” championship to follow. Media channels abound and the actors in these live dramas have massive exposure. The narrative of live competition is a draw to a huge percentage of our population and if you follow a sport like golf or tennis you can even go out and attempt to transfer some of the magic into...

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Rising Leader 10: Mind Your Q’s

The ability to take a group of people and turn them into a team takes resiliency and more than just smarts. Build out your Q ratings and watch your influence and income soar. Why You Should Mind Your Q’s Recent sociological research has started to notice that our ability to perform well in a role as an individual or as a member of a team can be traced back to three quotients. The first relates to your IQ and speaks to your ability to cognitively handle the tasks required. Knowing your strengths and then training to improve on them...

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Rising Leader 9: Learn to Lead Series

Watch out for those Culture Killers! What Do You Do With a High Value Team Member Who is a “Culture-Killer”? We are excited to announce a recent partnership between Banyan and Coaches Aid where we have been asked to author a “Learn to Lead” Video series. Our YouTube channel has 8 short videos where we address the hard problems that leaders and coaches face. Leaders care about culture, yet know that the creation of culture comes from every member of the team. Getting the culture soup just right is a true quest and if you have something you would...

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Rising Leader 8: What’s Your Team Type?

If you are going to take your game to the next level you need to be able to speak to your skills in the context of working with others. You have a dominant team player style and you need to work at a company where your strengths are needed and your style fits. What’s Your Team Type? Independence of thought and action, and freedom of will and mind are in the background this weekend as we participate in parades, attend barbecues, and build relationships with our friends and neighbors. The 4th of July is a time of new beginnings...

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Rising Leader 7: Check Up

Please note attachment with form to complete. What do I do if I have a team member who is killing our “Swing”? A recently published book “The Weekly Coaching Conversation” by Brian Souza touched on this very issue. Business Schools such as Harvard have shown a real focus in the area of career development and the term “coach” is evolving within corporations. Souza recommends a regular check-in session with your direct report to assess not only their performance, but also check in on softer metrics as well. We would like to add to this article with some of our...

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