Are you aware that something could be lurking on your team that is highly dangerous? Something that sucks the energy of your team and is probably dragging down the morale of everyone? There is a good chance that you don’t even know what it is, but your team does. Employees usually fall into one of […] Read more
Unless you follow professional tennis, you may have never heard of Jack Sock. But after a match on January 5, 2016, you might have. More than just tennis fans came to know the American tennis player after an incredible show of sportsmanship in a match against Australian champion Lleyton Hewitt. Sock was ahead the second […] Read more
Because teams are made up of individuals with a variety of different personalities, unique histories, perspectives and opinions—apathy, anger and other human emotions are natural consequences that can interfere with a team’s ability to be successful. Managing team emotions and consequential negative types of behavior is critical to a team’s success and at the heart of effective teams. Since teams are hotbeds of […] Read more
There is an old Aesop fairytale I have told many times in workshops. I love it. If you are kicking off a project it is a great teamwork story to start with. It demonstrates what can simply go wrong in team execution.
Misunderstanding the intentions of team members is one of the biggest handicaps of teams. When intentions are not understood including that of the leader, team members won’t be as willing to share feelings, raise ideas and talk about concerns.