When Teams Lack Clear Expectations

Trust, Healthy Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, Expectations, Human Factor, Inattention to Results, Dysfunction, Track Progress, Affirmation, Acknowledgement, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

I have spent the last several weeks talking about and looking at the function of teams. A team’s greatest success or failure often rests on the shoulders of you as their leader. Your understanding of who you are and how you show up with your team has the potential to greatly influence in how they […]

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When Teams Lack Accountability

Accountability, Teamwork, Peer-to-Peer, Commitment, Engagement, Dysfunction, Clear Vision, Us, Team, Clarity, Direction, Expectations, Trust, Vulnerability, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

Why Accountability? Everyone talks about it. Leaders want it. Employees are often afraid of it. What about it is so difficult and elusive? Who do you need to be as a leader to make accountability stick? What does it take to establish accountability touch points? And, for the sake of what? I am always asking […]

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When Teams Are Not Accountable

Commitment, Accountability, Culture of Trust, Dysfunctional Teams, Trust, Lack of Trust, Avoid Confrontation, Disengagement, Ask Question, Be Curious, Invite Dialogue, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

Commitment and accountability of team members is an area that challenges many of leaders that I work with. They stumble when contemplating how to have an effective, productive conversation regarding the lack of accountability of a team member. It often starts with ‘I trust you but….’ and then goes into repetitious conversation around expectations not […]

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What Happens when Teams Avoid Conflict?

Teams, Groupthink, Strengths-based Culture, Fear of Conflict, Lack of Trust, Conflict, Confrontation, Criticism, Reprisal, Discomfort, Strengths Intelligence Culture, Productive Debate, Grow Trust, Consensus, Authentic, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

Working with executives and their teams is my privilege and honor. I’ve observed the best of courageous leaders who lean into conflict within their teams and experience amazing breakthroughs. I’ve also witnessed good leaders who avoid conflict and let the issues fester underground. Those issues are either pushed aside, leaving the team in ambiguity and […]

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Can Dysfunctional Teams Become Functional?

Team, Dysfunctional, Functional, Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, Results, Vulnerability, Feedback, Authenticity, Integrity, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

Many leaders I work with discover that, when they promoted to a new leadership opportunity, they have inherited a troubled team. And they are now expected to fix it – making the team functional. Frequently, their new team is not interested in being fixed or functioning any differently than do currently. To further complicate leadership […]

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