There is some new research that helps us understand the conflict behaviors that are associated with improved performance. I went through it and translated the findings into practical techniques you can use to contribute to high performance on your team (and added a bonus list of things not to do).
A while ago, my colleague Vince Molinaro wrote a great rant about the 10 worst types of leaders. You can read the full post here. When I came across it again, I had the inspiration to write a monthly series on how you and your team can survive under a terrible leader. This is the […]
This week I am sharing some of the insights and inspirations from my interview with Olympic Gold Medal winners Mark Tewksbury and Debbie Muir. Debbie, Mark, and I will be among the speakers at the upcoming XL Leadership Summit this February in Vancouver. We decided to get a head start and strike up the conversation […]
I’VE HAD IT! I am so fed up with people who think they are too important to put their dishes in the dishwasher. Who ARE you people? What makes you exempt from the basic manners of community living? All I’m asking is that you open the dishwasher door and stick your lousy mug in. No unloading. […]
It’s incredibly frustrating to work with someone who can dish it out but can’t take it. In my previous post, I talked about the bad habits of these “porcupines” who are all prickly on the outside but have a soft, undefended underbelly. They tend to have double standards when it comes to doling out […]
Teams are hard work. That hard work is often made all the more difficult by people who continually dish out critical, jarring words and actions but repeatedly get offended or wounded when their behavior is reciprocated. Here’s a quick sampling of things that these prickly porcupines do on the offense but can’t abide when […]