The Leading Edge Team Blog

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Learn How to Partner with Your Team

Learn How to Partner with Your Team

In 1995 when I was CEO of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at the height of our rapid expansion, I was in the middle of scrambling to remodel stores, open a new store every month, while simultaneously attempting to resolve our staffing and efficiency...

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Are You In The Stands Or In The Game?

Are You In The Stands Or In The Game?

You’ve just walked into an arena to watch a big game.  You’re excited—you grab a beer (or whatever your drink of choice is) and your favorite stadium snacks. You head to your seat and settle in, ready to be entertained. Then, a couple of players on...

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Become Aware of Your Own Self-Protection

Become Aware of Your Own Self-Protection

Have you ever witnessed someone who was totally unaware of the impact of their behavior? I’m sure you have—we all have. It isn’t pretty and can look gnarly, but it is helpful to know that we all have stealth, hidden blind spots that happen when we...

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Work Closely Together to Navigate the Unknown

Work Closely Together to Navigate the Unknown

In our current economic climate, it can be difficult to determine what to do next when the market doesn’t feel as predictable as it may have in the past. That is totally normal—there are so many unknowns and variables that many of the businesses we...

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Make Good Agreements with Yourself

Make Good Agreements with Yourself

There has been a lot of talk lately about the concept of “Quiet Quitting” and depending on which side of this debate you land, you may either relate completely or you may think that anyone who is “quietly quitting” is just doing the bare minimum to...

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True Collaboration: The Best Results Are Team Driven

True Collaboration: The Best Results Are Team Driven

As a business begins to grow beyond stage 1 where it was mostly driven by the founder / CEO and maybe one other right hand person who helped get all the things done that the CEO wanted, you’ll likely begin to hire more team. What actually happens...

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Change Your Approach

Change Your Approach

Entrepreneurial CEOs are used to jumping in and rolling up their sleeves to keep things moving forward to get results. That is why I am sure you won’t be surprised to hear that I recently worked with a client who, like many of you, is used to doing...

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No Humans Are Perfect

No Humans Are Perfect

As humans, we’d like to believe that someone has everything figured out better than we do, because we know the all too frequent moments that are crystal clear: we do not have it all figured out. I’ve had my share of teachers and mentors through all...

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Moving through Change As a Team

Moving through Change As a Team

As businesses move forward during this unknown time, it is important that you and your team are able to connect and think collaboratively together—there are many external drivers not only impacting your business, but the very fabric of the world....

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