Teambuilding

Building Trust at Work – It’s not as easy as it looks.

Lately I’ve been hearing about the significant role of trust in the workplace: People follow leaders that they trust. High-performing teams trust each other.  New-comers must quickly spot allies and enemies – so they know who to trust.

Trust is one of those slippery conceptual words that evokes all kinds of emotional reactions. I think that’s because so many people carry personal stories of work place pain and betrayal. What is more insulting than to say someone “can’t be trusted”?  If you are gossiping,

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How can Tired Teams generate new Solutions?

We are only two months into the year, but are you and your team feeling overwhelmed, de-motivated and stressed? It’s frustrating when you are leading a tired team of professionals who care about their work.  Still, this fatigue is not uncommon. Small teams charged with large mandates are especially vulnerable as they plug away with little hope of reaching their goals. Sometimes an expected vacancy is what pushes everyone over the edge. Of course, demands increase as you deliver good results, but it’s hard to be celebratory when you are exhausted. 

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