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?
I’m keeping it short and to the point today. I have decided that “Keep Calm and Carry On” is a terrible motto for teams. Craig and I are working with a really nice team right now. We enjoy their cooperation and camaraderie. So why is their keep calm and carry on culture worrying us? Because […]
I’ve been writing this blog for quite a while. I’ve shared the things I see as an executive team advisor, and I’ve exposed (and tried to be authentic about) the issues that I personally struggle with as a team member. But there’s one topic I haven’t touched with a 10 foot pole–crying. Crying is not […]
If you could embrace one idea that would help you create a healthier, happier, and more productive team it’s the idea that tension is not a negative thing you’re trying to avoid; it’s a constructive thing you should actively encourage. “What!?!,” you say. “You think I need more tension on my team! Trust me, I’ve […]
Sweaty palms, racing heart, sinking posture; that’s where I left you at the end of my previous post: you were deep in the abyss of your stress reaction; battling your stress demons. If you missed it, go back before you read this. There’s no hope of slaying your stress demons if you don’t know […]
In my upcoming book, You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along, and Get Stuff Done, I talk about the five things you can do to change your team for the better. The first of these is to Start with a Positive Assumption. As team members, we each have a responsibility to overcome […]