Category Archive: Teams

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

How to Stop Wasting Time in Meetings

If high blood pressure excites you, call a meeting with an ineffective, malfunctioning, low-performing, time wasting team. The problem of waste is compounded because high level leaders spend most of their time in… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I Work with a Very Negative Team

Hi Dan, I hope you’re doing well. I look forward to reading your posts everyday. I am currently working with a team that is very negative. As their team leader I should be… Continue reading

3 People to Throw Off the Team

Teams have more potential than individuals, only if individual members make them function effectively. Danger: Poorly functioning teams: Waste time. Squander resources. Discourage talent. Drain organizational energy. The power of one: One distracting… Continue reading