The industry is changing, the CEO is new, the customer changed their mind, the project is behind schedule … change is inevitable. It happens every day, in all aspects of every company. Here’s a typical scenario I might run into with one of the teams I coach: It’s been a long month. The team is working hard to meet a deadline, but morale is low, and everyone knows it. They tell me things like: “There’s nothing I can do. I can’t finish my report until I get the data from Finance.” “He said I made the wrong call, but it… read more →
Are You Building or Eroding Trust in Your Relationships?
High Impact teams operate in an atmosphere of trust. Championship basketball teams can run last-second, game-winning plays, moving the ball quickly from person to person for an open shot, because they trust each other to be where they need to be and execute their role. But when it’s time for the leadership team in a corporation to put together the upcoming fiscal year’s budget and they’re tasked with increasing profitability by eliminating costs, many react by trying to protect their departmental funds and headcount, withholding information, and keeping their team under the radar. As members of the leadership team jockey… read more →
So often I have clients come to me saying something like: “Can you coach her so she can fit in here?” “I’m unhappy at work and I don’t know how to fix it.” “I got feedback from my boss and I want to fix it.” There is nothing to “fix”! None of us are broken. So often we compare ourselves to some other standard believing it is how we should be. Or we want someone else to “improve”. Whether it is in their relationship with others, the work they do, their behaviors, or even just the words they use. I… read more →