Do you have a colleague that drives you nuts? Have you ever considered that the very behavior that is driving you to distraction is exactly what they were put in the organization to do? Can you appreciate the superpowers in your organization?
In moments of weakness, you might let out a nasty remark or be too quick to criticize. New research suggests that your slip will lead to retaliation. Here are the do’s and don’ts to prevent starting a vicious cycle of bad behavior on your team.
It only takes an instant for a conversation to turn into an argument. With the right words, you can change that trajectory and wind up solving a problem as an ally, rather than fighting as adversaries.
It’s all too common that we reward the heroes who save the day on our teams without stopping to think that they might only be rescuing us from problems they created. Stop rewarding arsonists for putting out the fires.