Too many leaders give their team permission to give feedback, to disagree, or to challenge one another’s ideas. Permission won’t drive action. If you want more healthy conflict on your team, stop giving people permission and start helping them appreciate their obligation.
Pick up your pen and write your name. Easy-peasy, right? Now, put your pen in your other hand and write your name again. What was your reaction to my instructions? How did it feel as you tried to scratch out something legible? I did this exercise yesterday with a group who are leading a major […]
Do you work in a job that interests you, stimulates you, and periodically even excites you? I sure hope so! I know I do. And even in what I consider to be my dream job, I sometimes find the demands overwhelming. When’s the next long weekend so I can catch my breath? If you […]
I’m not a big fan of trite team building activities, but I have been known to use an exercise or two to change things up and add a little levity to what can be challenging discussions around team effectiveness. One exercise I pull out every now and again is called “Pass the Problem.” In this […]