I want to talk about #everydaypowerlessness at work – the things which, on the surface, might simply seem annoying or frustrating and even trivial – but can, over time, erode your confidence, your self- belief and your ability to do great work.
Posts Tagged: team engagement
As always I’m taking a break from writing new blogs in August to recharge my batteries (I try to practise what I preach) so over this month I will be sharing four of this year’s most popular blog posts with you. If you haven’t read them yet….here’s your chance! This week it’s:
There’s been a bit of a theme in the team coaching and 1-1 work I’ve been doing this last couple of months and I wanted to share it with you. It’s this – we say we want people to contribute, to share ideas, to challenge our thinking – and yet we do just about everything… Read more »
Last week I wrote about the importance of building a firm foundation when you lead or join a new team. This is not a ‘one off’ exercise but it doesn’t have to mean you spend days and days off-site unless you choose to.
I’m currently working with three senior teams who have had quite significant changes to their ‘membership.’ One has a new leader, the other two don’t but the ‘make-up’ of the team has shifted quite significantly. They all have a massive amount of ‘stuff’ which needs their attention. But if they focus on that only, at the… Read more »
It saddens me that so many people with really valuable and useful things to say don’t get heard. And yet the verbose, self-aggrandising wafflers get plenty of airtime! It saddens me because when I first became a senior leader, I struggled to get my voice heard too. And when we are often brought up to… Read more »
You’re probably very familiar with the term ‘Impostor Syndrome.’ The term ‘Impostor Syndrome’ was originally coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes in a study of high achieving women. Clance later described it as the Impostor Phenomenon or Experience – simply because it’s something that most of us experience,… Read more »
I admit it – I’m quite likely to listen in to people’s conversations when I’m on a train or plane particularly if the conversation is about work, work colleagues and work in general! (Be honest, there are worse vices to admit to!) One thing in particular often fascinates me. And that’s how much the word… Read more »
You know how it is. You’re never quite sure if your team will do what it says it will – or there seems to be a disconnect between what you say and what they do…… or they seem to be working hard and working long hours – and yet the deadlines are still not met…. Read more »
Two calls this week from clients in very different organisations who have both recently (in the last six months) taken on the leadership of new senior teams. Call number one: ‘I’ve done a Team Charter with them but it felt a bit forced and I don’t know what to do as they aren’t really getting… Read more »