Posts Tagged: teams

A Powerful Listening Exercise

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 »

Corporate Values are Meaningless unless….

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 »

The Family – Team Connection Part 2

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 Family – Team Connection

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 »

Want more collaboration? Put yourself in THEIR shoes

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.