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Building Leadership Skills and High Performance Teams

Tuesday, June 28, 2016  
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June 2016   |  Vol. 7  |  Issue 1
Building Leadership Skills and High Performance Teams
Competitive Intelligence in the Big Data Era–An Impossible Task? Five Things I Learned at This Year’s SCIP Conference

By Clive Armitage
Chief Executive Officer

I’m just back from spending a week in Orlando at the 31st Annual Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals Conference – SCIP 2016. It was a fascinating experience. Among the many things I learned: It’s tough to be simultaneously long-term in outlook (setting strategy) while also needing to respond in real time (tactical delivery). Especially when your sources of intelligence -- various data sources -- are growing exponentially.

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Highlights from the 31st Annual
SCIP International Conference and Exhibition
in Orlando, Florida
Building Bridges with The Women’s Forum
By Nanette Bulger
Chief Executive Officer
Strategic and Competitive
Intelligence Professionals

I have been in industry for many years. Early in my career, as an engineer, I longed for a certain kind of camaraderie among all professionals, male and female, from all different backgrounds. My feeling is that it is a powerful exchange when people come together in the spirit of “understanding” in terms of differences, similarities and perspectives, as we have begun to do with our Women’s Forum, which had its second meeting at the 31st Annual SCIP International Conference and Exhibition.

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Building Leadership Skills and High Performance Teams

By Jennifer Yarrish
Manager of Competitive Intelligence and Best Practice Performance, Insurance and Financial Services
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

There are many attributes that define high performing teams. Building leadership skills requires trust, a clear vision, goal setting, transparency, and a safe-haven feedback loop. Revisiting the team’s process frequently and making modifications as necessary helps to ensure critical leadership skills are developed and teams perform fluidly and effectively.

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Five Reasons Competitive Intelligence Teams Fail to Grow
By Sean Campbell
Chief Executive Officer
Cascade Insights

Over the past 10 years, I’ve seen a lot of client side competitive intelligence teams come and go. I’ve come to realize that there are five key reasons that these client side competitive intelligence teams die. They include the lack of a professional services mentality, absent or outdated buyer personas, the prioritization of kingdom building over engagement, unclear team roles and leaders that smother innovation.

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Simple But Essential Logistical Elements Of Successful High Performance Teams
Five minutes of key knowledge-sharing

Eyes of the Beholders: Using Neuro-Management To Achieve
Executive Buy-in

In this excerpt from the upcoming 31st Annual SCIP International Conference & Exhibition Executive Chronicles, presenter Michael Cooper, Founder, Innovators + Influencers, explains how Neuro-management, a template he created for communicating effectively with different brain types and teams, allows you to communicate directly to people’s brains, by-passing their personalities, and addressing their resistance to change based on their attention span, information need and resistance.

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