Many people in my Effortless Leader Facebook group are stepping up into new roles with new teams so I produced this checklist to help them focus on the right things.
Posts Tagged: teams
Many of us think we’re great listeners and many more of us know we have some way to go to improve.I’ve been working with a group of leaders recently who say they often struggled to really listen. Either they are ‘too busy’ or the person they are listening to ‘waffles on or goes round the… Read more »
I have to say I am sometimes a bit cynical about corporate values (there, I said it!). Not because they are not good things to have – in theory they are – but because so often they are words created to sound good, written by the senior team, a ‘project group’ or a bunch of… Read more »
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:
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 »
Last week I wrote about how the way we behave in any team or group is quite likely to be shaped by how we learned to act in our first ‘team’ – our family. I shared my personal experience of how that played out for me and what I had to understand and re-learn’ (and practise,… Read more »
The type of team we create – and the way we behave in any team or group – is quite likely to be shaped by how we learned to act in our own early lives – our first ‘team’ being our own family. How I wish I’d known this in my twenties and thirties when… 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 »
One of the most common requests on my leadership programmes is to ‘do something on difficult conversations’. And one of the most powerful ways I work on this with my leadership groups is to enable people to imagine the world from that ‘difficult’ person’s shoes.