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Are You A Straddler or All-in?

Are You A Straddler or All-in?

In a previous post, I wrote about the seven traits that characterize unstoppable teammates. I call one of them “perspective” because it reflects the way a person responds to life. Perspective comes from experience—how a person thinks and has responded to past...

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Best Business Book of 2019

Best Business Book of 2019

Soundview editors have selected Unstoppable Teams as one of the 30 best business books of the year! Soundview gives you key insights from top business authors by summarizing their books into 20-minute text and audio, as well as utilizing their expertise in webinars,...

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How to Empower Your Team to Innovate

How to Empower Your Team to Innovate

As you solve each problem that surfaces in your business or personal life, take the time to ask, “Is there a better way to do this?” Great teams and leaders are constantly innovating, improving their systems, and inventing new ways to do things better. With the advent...

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The Biggest Obstacle to Success

The Biggest Obstacle to Success

The biggest obstacle to personal and team success is the ego. It can lull us into thinking we are better than we are, it can block us from accepting better ideas, and it can turn away the very people who could help us succeed. In building a team, a team leader’s first...

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Is Your Team Unstoppable or Just Available?

Is Your Team Unstoppable or Just Available?

Here’s a question for you: do you think leading a team of volunteers is different from leading a team of employees (who get paid to work) or a team of Navy SEALs? Before you answer, think about how you would treat volunteers—people who have decided to give up free...

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Educate and Empower Teammates for Bigger Leadership Roles

Educate and Empower Teammates for Bigger Leadership Roles

Whether you’re a recording artist or high-tech entrepreneur, having a one-hit-wonder is great, but repeating it is even better. If the Perfect Pushup had been an album, it would have received multiple platinum awards within its first year. And, over the next eight...

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Respect: Acting Like You Mean It

Respect: Acting Like You Mean It

Being the boss, having an impressive title, and sitting at the top of the organizational chart will gain you only a thin veneer of respect from the members of your team. If your actions do not support your position of authority, you will be ineffective as a leader. If...

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