So far in this blog series on the Six Characteristics of a Resilient Team we have looked at the topics of common purpose, team norms, trust, candid conversations and resilient thinking. Even if I do say so myself there is a wealth of resource included in these articles so check them out if you haven’t done so already.The fifth characteristic of a resilient team… Read more »
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In this series on the Six Characteristics of a Resilient Team we have so far looked at the topics of common purpose team norms trust and candid conversations. The fourth characteristic of a resilient team is the ability to think resiliently. I wrote about thinking traps fairly recently so I’m not going to repeat myself on that… Read more »
Over the last couple of months we’ve been focusing on the 6 characteristics of a resilient team So far, we’ve looked at: Common Purpose and Trust This week… it’s all about candid conversations.
Last week I shared with you the three things that will help you strengthen trust in your team. Number one was this: Open, inclusive and honest conversations about the things that really matter with equal ‘air time’ and high quality listening. We made a start on this last week with an exercise I shared with you to help you… Read more »
Read until the end because I’ve got an exercise on building trust that you might want to use with your team. Over the last couple of weeks we’ve got ‘under the skin’ of trust and trustworthiness and started to take a look at how to build a team you trust (that trusts you too)…. Read more »
Last week, I shared with you the six things that resilient teams do: A resilient team: Has a common purpose; Has a high level of trust for each other (or as Peter Hawkins in his book Leadership Coaching says : ‘enough trust to disclose their mistrust’); Has candid and honest conversations; Can… Read more »
So, 25 days in to the New Year – how are those resolutions holding up? Not working out? Either they don’t have enough emotional importance for you, they’re the wrong resolutions or you’re making excuses (‘not enough time’ and ‘too difficult’ being the most common……) Beating yourself up serves no-one.
I’m always tempted at this time of year to rush headlong into goal setting. But I’ve found it much more powerful to reflect on the previous year first. These questions work for me:
The lowest, saddest points of my leadership career were when I felt completely useless – drowning in the detail and floundering like a fish in a shark-infested sea. I couldn’t hold my own; stand up for what I believed was right for our customers (because other louder voices had another agenda) and flapping and waffling… Read more »
This year has been a tough one for many reasons. Two tragic events – one family death – my wonderful sister – and one natural disaster (flooding) in our village that, frankly, have been almost too momentous to take in. I count my blessings. Our house was hardly touched in the floods – but… Read more »