It’s so clear what you want your employees to do! Yet for some reason it’s not happening as you envisioned. Maddening, right? If you’re like me your mind leans to: Frustration – why don’t they get it? Suspicion - are they intentionally undermining? Retaliation – what’s the punishment if they don’t kick it into [...]
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We hear it all the time… cohesive teams produce better results. But what role does fun play in team cohesiveness? First, what makes a team functionally cohesive? Five critical elements bestselling author Patrick Lencioni advocates are: Trust (the kind where you can be vulnerable about flaws, and let down your guard) Productive conflict around [...]
Did you know your GPS requires four satellites to determine your 3-D position on earth? One perspective is insufficient. Two is still not enough. Three will tell you where you are, but not in 3-D. To get the truest, most reliable read on where you are you need multiple viewpoints! And so it is [...]
You’re on fire. Brimming with great ideas. You see possibilities and want to act on them with gusto. Your boss? Not so much. Entrenched in the status quo. Not a lot of urgency. Reluctant to try new things. What a frustrating place to be! You feel like a rabbit working for a snail. How [...]
It’s fair to say most bosses have a dominant personality style. They’ve gotten where they are through force of will, competence, boldness, and drive. They’re usually fast paced, action oriented, and have little time to spare. Intimidating? You bet! Especially if you’re younger, new to the organization, or have a milder personality type. So, [...]
Whether you work in a large corporation, a small business, or a non-profit, collaboration is increasingly heralded as a way to win. With benefits like increased engagement and productivity of team members, and a better product or experience for the customer, most organizations are sold on the necessity of cooperative work. Simply put, organizations [...]
Once upon a time, not so long ago, a small, fast-growing company hired a senior leader. He seemed to have all the necessary experience and characteristics: a detail-oriented, seasoned professional in the industry. It looked like he’d be perfect for codifying and overseeing the processes needed in this young organization. At first things seemed [...]