Category Archive: Teams

3 Ways to be the One Others Love on their Team

Frustration with people must be the number one frustration in organizational life. Wrong teammates distract, drain, and hobble. People, not work, make organizational life misery or joy. Success on teams often determines career… Continue reading

7 Marks of Engaged Leadership

Disengaged leaders lead by decree. The ability to calculate percentages isn’t leadership. It doesn’t take a college education to raise last quarter’s results by 5% and call it next quarter’s goal. When all… Continue reading

7 Ways Quiet Leaders Get the Most From Talkers

Quiet leaders struggle with talkers. They wonder if we’ll ever shut up. Leaders should be wondering if they talk too little not too much. 10 dangers of talkative leaders: Forgetfulness. By the time you stop talking,… Continue reading

7 Ways to Rise Above Pie in the Sky

Long-term goals are delusions, if you can’t produce results, now. Leaders deceive themselves, and others, with pie-in-the-sky goals. The light at the end of your tunnel is a train, headed in your direction,… Continue reading

Four Ways to Fit In and Not Disappear

Learn to fit in while you standout. Finding your place – in relation to others – frees, empowers, and enhances meaning. Image source Fitting in: Leaders who succeed in isolation aren’t doing much. The myth of… Continue reading

10 Practical Ways to Enhance Team Dynamics

Listen for the sucking sound of money going down the drain when lousy teams take on projects. Stop wasting time on teams that waste time. Image source Successful teams are a thing of… Continue reading