Morag.Barrett

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Morag Barrett's experience ranges from senior executive coaching to developing high impact teams across Europe, America and Asia. She is a highly effective speaker and is regularly invited to speak and national and international events.

Morag is a contributor to Entrepreneur.com and have been featured in inc.com, business insider, TheStreet.com, American Management Association and the Association for Training and Development.

Morag writes and speaks on all aspects of the "people side" to successful business. On these topics, she's written the books Cultivate: The Power of Winning Relationships and The Future-Proof Workplace.

Morag draws from a deep and unique operational skill set. Her corporate career started in retail banking with Royal Bank of Scotland Group in the UK. With 15 years experience in the finance industry, she understands the challenges of running a business as well as the complexities of leading and managing the people that are part of that business.

Prior to launching SkyeTeam in 2007, Morag was responsible for global leadership and executive development in a U.S. Telecoms company. Since launching SkyeTeam she has had the opportunity to work with clients in a range of industries including: healthcare, telecoms, mining, manufacturing, engineering, and technology.

Morag earned a Master of Human Resource Management and received the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. She is a recognized business coach for the Corporate Coach University and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Morag Barrett and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Morag.Barrett

The future of work is today. Are you ready?
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The future of work is today. Are you ready?

Look out! In workplaces across the globe, conventional wisdom is being thrown out the window. Everything around us seems to be in flux — from how we conduct ourselves to how we manage others. Here are six factors transforming the workplace today.
March 6, 2017
5 principles of effective feedback
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5 principles of effective feedback

Nobody likes to give tough feedback, yet we will all need to do so at some point. Whether you are delivering good news or bad news here are five ways to ensure a successful conversation.
September 14, 2016
5 mistakes you can save your new managers from making
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5 mistakes you can save your new managers from making

Moving from individual contributor to manager is a critical career transition for everyone. Don't leave it to chance and assume your new manager understands what is expected. The best leaders help their new managers successfully navigate this transition.
August 11, 2016
How to stay in the game when change is hard
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How to stay in the game when change is hard

Both organizational change and personal change are hard. Unlearning old habits and relearning new ones requires resiliance and persistance.
July 22, 2016
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Organizational change is hard but it doesn’t have to be

Change is the one constant in all our lives, professional and personal. However while most of us know we should be doing, there is often a disconnect in what we actually choose to do, whether you are leading a major corporate change or a personal change.
June 28, 2016
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Investing in professional relationships delivers a real ROI

You can't be successful in business, or in life, unless you are successful in cultivating your professional relationships. Here are four guaranteed ways to damage your professional relationships.
May 19, 2016
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Learning to let go and get out of the weeds

We all struggle to let go at times, however learning to delegate, to allow others to decide how to complete a task is a critical skill that all of us need to pay attention to.
April 28, 2016
5 do’s and don’ts for creating career allies.
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5 do’s and don’ts for creating career allies.

How many hours a week do you spend at work with your colleagues? 40? 50? 60? How many hours a week do you spend with family and friends? My guess is that, like many of the leaders I work with, you spend more time with your co-workers than you do at home. Creating career allies, nurturing professional relationships is critical for your success.
March 7, 2016
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How to build a high-performing team when you work virtually

In today's hyperconnected and increasingly global workforce it is common to find teams who have never met in person. If you are part of a virtual team how can you build a sense of connection and relationships with your virtual team members?
February 16, 2016
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Don’t let a fear of public speaking hold you back!

Giving presentations and communicating to groups of people, whether to your team, your company or at a conference, is a fact of life for most of us. Don't rely on the school of hard knocks, here's solid advice to avoid letting any nerves get the better of you.
February 4, 2016
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Are you living in a corporate halloween nightmare?

Are you living the corporate equivalent of a halloween nightmare? This article provides 3 steps for changing your organization or team culture from a potential nightmare to one where people look forward to coming to work and where they can thrive.
November 12, 2015
New job? 8 steps to successfully navigate the first 90 days
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New job? 8 steps to successfully navigate the first 90 days

Moving to a new job, company or team are a fact of life for most of us. These are the milestone transitions in every career path. Don't take chances, make sure you successfully navigate your next change by following these steps.
November 10, 2015
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In the war for talent, who are your rock stars?

Everyone is in the "war for talent" looking to attract and retain those “A” players, the rock stars. However, not all “A” players are winning the “Presidents Club” awards, working with your customers or in a high profile role. The challenge is knowing what a rock star looks like in your office, and identifying the unsung heroes who may be delivering outstanding results without fanfare and hoopla.
October 8, 2015
Forget the ‘elephant in the room’ – instead beware the ‘dinosaur in the park!’
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Forget the ‘elephant in the room’ – instead beware the ‘dinosaur in the park!’

We all know the metaphor of the ‘elephant in the room.' The issue we see, the discomfort we feel, but over time become used to living with. When did you last skirt an issue or ignore the elephant in the room? Unfortunately, unlike Jurassic World, when we do this the happy ending isn’t guaranteed.
September 4, 2015
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6 steps to great leadership

In my experience, soft skills are the "secret sauce" to effective leadership. However, when I talk to leaders in companies around the nation, those “soft skills” are often overlooked as a priority when organizations focus on the development of emerging leaders. Here are six things that make for great leadership. If you can be effective in these, then your reputation will skyrocket.
August 10, 2015