When we declare our vision, or when we coordinate action with our teams, we can have all of the pieces in place. The right ideas, the right conversations, clarity on who is doing what, and in the end, we still find dissatisfaction.
In today’s business environment, multiple stages of coordination are often missing when working with teams, and at the very least missing a key conversation in one of the stages.
Most requests made in businesses today are incomplete, or the very least lacking information to coordinate fully. We believe this is because of a lack of preparation.
Conversations are required for everything we do from creating a new product innovation to ordering our coffee from our favorite coffee shop.
Trust is crucial to success and is the very medium of human interaction and coordination. We share the future with those we trust, and we withdraw from, avoid, put up with, blame, resent, or compensate with a cost for those we don’t. Trust is crucial for effective teamwork and organizations, it’s a lubricant for smooth […]
What is your relationship with “not knowing?” For most people, it’s a barrier. It means that we are stopped and can’t act where we don’t know. We wouldn’t have a person do surgery on us if they didn’t know surgery. So why would we pursue something if we don’t know how, haven’t been trained in […]
One of the paths of leadership leads to mastery. Is this your path? How do you know this is your path? Leadership is a journey, not just a state of authority, and authority is not the final destination. Rather, it is the beginning. Where do you go from there? What are the outcomes you are […]
People power, our ability to work with people and produce valuable outcomes together, is an essential dimension of leadership, teamwork, and human relationship. Some people seem to have it, and many don’t. How to develop this people power seems a bit mysterious in our cultural common sense. We are going to dive a bit deeper […]
I once worked for a boss who tried to say the right words, but they never rang true. He didn’t show up with his heart, energy, and presence in alignment with his words. He produced distrust in me and other team members, and a desire to avoid interacting with him. I eventually got myself onto […]
How to we add value to teams that are already excellent, even standard setters? Let’s begin by looking at the dark side of achieving excellence. One pitfall for teams that have achieved a level of excellence is to rest on their laurels and lose their hunger for improvement. The danger of being the best […]