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.
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
Is your team a ‘dream team’? Are members working well together, is there a good level of bonding, and is the atmosphere pleasant? Or is good collaboration in your team just a distant dream? Do people disapprove of each other, are vicious little games frequent, is criticism constantly in the air? Here are 5 pragmatic tips to create more bonding in the team you’re leading.
We’ve probably all experienced it–many times. Different parties trying to convince each other, without success. Endless debates. People not feeling heard. Usually it ends with frustration. The hierarchical leader takes a decision that is not shared by the others. Or there is no decision, and the situation lingers on, leading to even more irritation. Here’s how to get to an agreement with an underlying bonus…
Maybe you inherited a weak team, and you feel stuck. Maybe your collaborators do (less than) the strict minimum, and you get nervous. Maybe some team members lack competence, and you are frustrated. If you’re in one of the situations above, chances are high you have already spent quite some time thinking about the situation. Here’s a way, inspired by Eckhart Tolle, to make the best out of the situation and bring your team to the highest possible level.
Not always easy to motivate team members? Here are 5 books we recommended with ample insights on how you can get that level of motivation where people do whatever they can because they’re committed.
Quick question: is your team at full potential? We often ask this question. Rare are the instances where the answer is yes…. The question is of course – what to do about it? Where to start?
If you want true engagement & enrolment, use the ‘leader-leader’ approach, rather than the ‘leader-follower’ approach. Turn your followers into true leaders, and you’ll get them to ‘full potential’
Empathy is a critical skill of inspirational leadership. Some of us are good at it, while many struggle and stumble on a series of recurrent, typical empathy mistakes. How about you? How many of the typical mistakes would you be inclined to make (or avoid)?
What happens when 2 members of a Leadership Team don’t get along? Two ExCo members having opposite views or positions. Two functional heads that think of each other as incompetent. Two n-3 ambitioning the same and unique n-2 job.