Category Archive: Teams

She Found Her Power

She felt blindsided and unprepared when she finally heard about a festering issue on the team. Why was she the last to know? Being new to supervision made it even worse. The solution you… Continue reading

How to Be the First to Know Not the Last

By the time you hear about an issue it’s nearly volcanic. It could have been easily managed last month. Now heads are on fire and teams are exploding. In the dark and out of… Continue reading

The Top Ten Qualities of High Performance Teams

Back on the farm, my grandfather used to say one boy can do a day’s work. Two boys can do a half day’s work. And, three boys won’t do any work at all.… Continue reading

A Surprising Way to Connect with Your Team

Feeling alone is the result of isolation. Those who feel misunderstood live behind self-protective barriers that keep others out. Once a month I meet with a group of leaders to strengthen connections, clarify… Continue reading

10 Strategies for Dealing with a Toxic Teammate

You’re stuck with a toxic team member. You wish they were gone but you don’t have the power to eject them. Now what? 10 strategies for dealing with toxic teammates you can’t eject:… Continue reading

How to Bridge the Gap Between Talk and Action

Lousy teams drain energy, creativity, and resolve. Mediocre teams kill things slowly. Better to work alone than die a lingering death on a gasping team. Successful leaders move through talk to action. Leading teams: Few… Continue reading