Category Archive: Teams

How Doers Derail Teams and Halt Progress

Whatever you do, don’t add a doer to a project that’s 25% done.* You might think they’d get the ball rolling. Instead they send teams into tailspins. Doers drain energy and derail progress, when… Continue reading

5 Ways to Hack the Power Triangle

The difference between average success and remarkable achievement is your ability to hack the power triangle. Each point of the triangle represents a uniquely qualified person you need in your life.   3 power… Continue reading

10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized Teams

Layoffs, complaints, stress, cutbacks, unrealistic expectations, shortfalls, and more, demoralize teams.   10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized teams: #1. Complain a little and move on. “We’ve talked about this the last three times… Continue reading

5 Ways to be a Leader Who Turns Heads

  It’s an ego boost to sit in the power chair and see heads turn in your direction. You enjoy it. You come to expect it. The beginning of the leadership journey is… Continue reading

Over-engaged Leaders Produce Disengaged Teams

Over-engaged leaders work way too hard. Over-engaged leaders produce disengaged teams. Work to make space for others, if you’re an over-engaged leader. Over-engaged leaders: Love check lists. Don’t dive into problem-solving without exploring… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: My Team Struggles with Communication and Follow-Through

Dear Dan, My team has been struggling with communication. We have talked about it all, run through problems and nutted out imperfect solutions. We have talked through positive ways to communicate, but I… Continue reading