In our “Adapting to Change” blog series, we’ve discussed all the important steps to bringing fundamental shifts to your organization. We’ve highlighted the importance of recognizing when there is a need for change, communicating the need for change and inspiring employees, maintaining momentum, and setting attainable benchmarks to induce progress. To close out our series, it’s time to… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Teamwork
We’ve all worked with people who just weren’t team players. What becomes obvious as the days and weeks pass is that even one person who exhibits toxic behaviors in the workplace can seriously impact the way a team functions. Often the best course of action is to address and treat ineffective behaviors before they seriously… Read more »
Consider the value of difficult people when you adjust your personal perspective toward them. In an ideal world, you always get to pick ideal candidates when building your team. In the real world, this is not the case. Rather, you either inherit your team, or discover the reality after they come on board. You get… Read more »
The more we study trust, from an interpersonal and organizational standpoint, the more we see a deep connection between trust and communication. In fact, leaders often refer to trust, communication, and leadership as the three-legged stool of modern business. Communication falls squarely between trust and leadership! Communication is the thread that enables leaders to create… Read more »
Team members who trust one another are going to feel comfortable engaging in unfiltered, passionate debate around issues and decisions. There is a big difference between team members practicing healthy debate and conflict versus avoiding conflict or engaging in conflict that is destructive. During the Five Behaviors facilitation, team members agree to the guidelines and… Read more »
One of the most requested workplace training tools today is Employee Development System’s (EDSI) Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Program. In this first of a series of blog posts, we’ll discuss how a team may journey towards improved results, starting with the concept of Building Trust. The model was developed by Patrick Lencioni, author… Read more »
“My team doesn’t need the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team program – In fact, they’ve been together so long, they finish each others’ sentences!” Over and over again, the word trust is used… and misused. “Trust” implies something different to everyone! For highly productive teams – those that perform effectively, consistently over time, trust… Read more »
Successful leaders have learned the art of managing success in their own lives. The base of their success usually lies in their personal accountability. That starts with self-accountability! Those accountability skills can be applied to shaping, coaching and guiding success in others. Effective leaders are characterized by the way in which they help their teams… Read more »
The Third of the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team – Commitment or Consensus? If you could only choose one for your team, which would it be? Like most people, you might first pick consensus. After all, a team in agreement is a team that’s less political, more successful and more growth-oriented, but this is… Read more »
Can arguing actually be a sign of a highly functional team? By all means —as long as you have trust. Once team members are comfortable being vulnerable with each other, they can become even stronger by mastering the art of conflict. The fact is conflict that occurs within an environment of trust means that team… Read more »
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