Category Archive: Teams

How to Navigate Weakness on Your Team

It’s not the work; it’s the people that drive you crazy. Love and hate at work: You love working with the people on your team. BUT there are a few things that drive… Continue reading

A Powerful Exercise to Strengthen Teams with Untapped Potential

I’m meeting with the leadership team of a new client next week. I asked them to do the following exercise before our first meeting. Description: Please secretly complete this form for each person… Continue reading

The Five Practices of Smart Teams

Teams, like individuals, can be stupid or smart. Stupid teams consists of smart people who engage in stupid behaviors. The 5 practices of smart teams: #1. Team members disagree with the team leader.… Continue reading

How to Nurture Trust Between Managers

You know the value of people trusting YOU. But how are you helping managers TRUST EACH OTHER? You aren’t done trust building until the people around the table trust each other. Elvis got… Continue reading

7 Faces of Distrust

A reader asks, “Maybe a post on how to proceed when relationships have been eroded among team members? With a small team, I find it especially challenging.” Trust is the engine of team… Continue reading

Bill Campbell Teaches Google Execs How to Run Meetings

“You’re like a dictator dolling out tasks.” (Bill Campbell to Jonathan Rosenberg.) I was surprised when Jonathan Rosenberg said his coach, Bill Campbell, wasn’t focused on efficiency. He focused on relationship and community.… Continue reading