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How to Leverage Graduated Sharing to Build Trust on Your Team
I love to play and coach basketball. Back in the 2000’s, I remember wrapping up the last game in our city’s adult recreational basketball league. We had lost, again. The bottom line was that we did not have a foundation of trust and so nothing else mattered.
How to Handle the Unexpected
How can you feel confident in handling the unexpected when presenting to or interacting with senior leaders?
How to Create Commitment to Cultural and Business Change
Most organizations are experiencing change. This is nothing new. Most organizations must change – either to adapt to changing conditions, meet a challenge, or because the status quo is not working. This also is nothing new. The problem many leaders struggle with is how to gain commitment to that change? Here are six keys to make that happen…
PERSONALITY CLASHES AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES ON LEADERSHIP TEAMS
An organization, department, agency, or team cannot thrive in the midst of change and disruption if the leadership is experiencing unnecessary turbulence due to personality clashes or negative behaviors. Yet the reality is that many leadership teams are experiencing these types of issues. In this post, I share three pieces of advice from two leaders who have been there.
ELIMINATE THE GAPS BETWEEN TEAMS
It’s in the gaps between teams where the speed, adaptability, resilience, and strength of an organization are determined. It’s in the gaps where it’s determined how quickly we can “permeate new strategic company objectives” throughout the organization, as PricewaterhouseCoopers articulates it. Unassailable organizations eliminate gaps.
YOU ARE GOING TO SPEND TIME WITH THE TEAM ANYWAY…
This week, I was thinking back to the teams I have worked with in one form or another these past few months. In almost every team, there has been some underlying feeling of frustration…
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