Is your team a true team, or is it a group of individuals? Is the team guided by what’s best for the company, or do individual objectives come first? Do team members appreciate each other, or are there (hidden) infights going on? If you want to create a stronger team spirit, you might like the following practical tips.
You know how important it is that as a leader to have your team member’s back. Yet, as a leader you also want to give the necessary firm feedback. Here are some tips to be firm ànd loyal when a great team member is disappointing you.
Learn more about this indispensable book that gives you a simple three-step method for saying a Positive No. It will show you how to assert and defend your key interests; how to make your No firm and strong; how to resist the other side’s aggression and manipulation; and how to do all this while still getting to Yes. In the end, the Positive No will help you get not just to any Yes but to the right Yes, the one that truly serves your interests.
What is your definition of success? To have the highest status? To be first percentile in every area of life? Life has taught us that one can have a high status yet not feel successful. Here’s a definition of success that helps you live the life you desire the most.
Receiving negative feedback is difficult. Our first reaction is not always helpful. Some of us get angry. Others become emotional. Still others shut down. Rarely is negative feedback followed by a productive conversation. Which means that, after the discussion, we feel bad rather than upbeat. Here are 5 tips to create a positive discussion after receiving negative feedback.
We bet it happens to you too: you have those good intentions (taking more time for family, applying key insights from a book, communicating better towards your teams, …) – and after some time you realize you didn’t progress at all (or worse – you forgot about your intention). The reason? Most will answer ‘no time’. … Continued
Making difficult trade-offs is so frustrating. It takes a lot of time, often there’s that nagging feeling of doubt, sometimes even guilt, and all of that for an undesired end result: choosing ONE of two options whereas you wanted BOTH. The other day we had one of those typical dilemma’s. We had planned to speak … Continued
It’s a classic: the town hall meetings where nobody asks questions. The board meetings where only some people voice their opinion. The company meetings where only few people take part in the conversation. There could be many reasons for this, including corporate culture. Often, the silence is also linked to personal discomfort – speaking up … Continued
Have you ever had a difficult team member? Somebody who was very strong and incredibly driven, yet at the same time turned out to be a true ‘nuisance’ to everybody around. Going solo, criticizing others, not acting upon what was asked,… Here’s how to deal with such a person
Having negative people around is not fun. Especially people that are constantly negative. It sucks the energy out of us. Here are 5 tips on how you could react when there is a person in your environment that tends to be negative.