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Dan Guerra, Psy.D. Psychologist, Coverdale Network Executive Coach, Public Speaker & Author By Dr. Dan Guerra, You may find it difficult to influence your teams at work. Individual team members may respond to your attempts at influencing with resistance, passivity, and in extreme cases, even defiance. This can leave leaders feeling frustrated and may also often compromise solid, business results. If you have been attempting to influence your teams by asserting your knowledge, your...

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By Andreas Thomma, CEO Coverdale Swtizerland, Change management – why is this still such an important topic? Certainly we are faced with many changes in the course of our lives. Sometimes we welcome change and feel very satisfied with the results; other changes are experienced as difficult challenges, or stressful events, and we only appreciate the benefit of the change much later on. We are living in a time of great upheaval. A good example of this is what’s happening in the global financial...

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Research shows that innate qualities or talent have no relevance when it comes to high performance. Developing leaders and high performing teams requires a rigorous routine of Deliberate Practice. K. Anders Ericsson presents in his book "The Cambridge Handbook Of Expertise and Expert Performance" the last 30+ years of research on how people become top performers in their field of expertise. The conclusion: top performers are always made, never born. On one hand, this is very liberating and...

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Coverdale’s mission is to enable people to succeed together. We are experts in cooperation and our foundation was built on developing teamwork skills. We often get asked if teamwork is always the best approach. Our answer is that whenever you can achieve an aim better by working individually, teamwork is not the best way. Often in truly creative tasks or in endeavors where patient detail oriented focus is required (imagine a watchmaker) teamwork would take longer and risk compromising a high...

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Measuring Return on Investment of leadership development activities in dollars and cents is a challenge. Most often more direct measures such as observable behavioral changes are used to evaluate the success of developmental activities. In 2010 Chief Executive Magazine and Chally published a study of 1,300 public companies. One of the purposes of the research was to measure the ROI of leadership development programs: what is the effect on market capitalization and shareholder return over a...

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