Category Archive: Teams

A Simple Strategy for Developing Humble Teams

Rigorous humility begins with ruthless honesty. You might not know if you’re humble, but you can certainly know if you’re practicing humility. Leaders practice humility in community, not isolation. From a leadership point… Continue reading

Five Ways to Lead a Happier Team

“Americans have never been the happiest bunch, Gerzema says. In the nine-year history of the happiness poll, the highest happiness index was 35% in 2008 and 2009. Close to 40% of Americans said… Continue reading

7 Questions Control Freaks Should Start Asking Today

“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?” “Control freak. Now you say, “Control freak who?” Raise the hand of the person beside you, if you’re a control freak. You might be a control freak if: You… Continue reading

One Bad Apple Lowers Team Performance Up to 40%

“[Will] Felps estimates that teams with just one deadbeat, downer, or asshole suffer a performance disadvantage of 30 to 40 percent compared to teams that have no bad apples.” (Bob Sutton in Good… Continue reading

You Serve Others – Who Serves You?

It seems like you serve others while others serve themselves. You stay late; others go home on time. You adapt; others make demands. You work to resolve conflict; others clash over trivialities. You… Continue reading

One Leader’s Surprising Experience with One-on-Ones

One of my coaching clients is developing his skill at holding one-on-ones with his management team. He’s learning you don’t have to choose between strong relationships and great results.  Strong relationships fuel great… Continue reading