Tag: teams

The Biggest Reason Teams Get Stuck

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Unsticking your team is one of the biggest challenges of a leader. When inertia sets in, there’s almost always a breakdown in belief at some level. When teams stop believing they stop doing. If your team has lost that magic feeling, look for signs of lost believing.

6 Ways Teams Stop Believing

1. They Stop Believing in You This can take a variety of forms, but it almost always comes down to a

Leave Your Burdens At The Door

Leave Your Burdens At The Door?

No one “forgets” their cancer diagnosis, their sick mother, their midterm exams, their custody battle, their abusive relationship. And yet, one of the most frequently uttered phrases in call centers is to instruct reps to “leave their home burdens at home, they won’t help you serve our customers.” I get it, but I refuse to say it. The truth is, I don’t believe life works that

Expert Advice On Gifts And Giving:  A Frontline Festival

Welcome to the Holiday Edition of the Frontline Festival: Expert Advice on Gifts and Giving. In addition to sharing their posts, I invited each thought leader to share their “leadership gift” in one or two words.

Engaging a Giving Spirit

Jon Mertz, Thin Difference shares The Unboxed Life: Giving To lead more fully, we need to unbox our life and engage our giving spirit. When we do this, we

Winning When The Troops Are Tired

Winning When The Troops Are Tired

“I’m so sorry, I whispered before he could even say hello”. It was Sunday afternoon, and it was the third time I had to call. He graciously spoke what we both knew was technically true, “Karin, no worries, this is my job”. But it had been a long couple of weeks, and I knew he was tired. I hated to keep pushing, but the business needs were real.

7 Ways to Counter Attack

Lunch Taboos You Should Break

Lunch Taboos You Should Break

You’re REALLY busy. No time for lunch. Better to grab some almonds and a diet coke and work through. The time you save at lunch gets you home sooner to your family. I’m with you.  In fact when I was pregnant, my assistant announced she had blocked 30 minutes for me every day to walk to the cafeteria for lunch. I was allowed to move the appointment, but not delete it, for the sake of the baby. Oh

5 Ways To Benefit From A Disengaged Boss

5 Ways To Benefit From A Disengaged Boss

Ideally your boss is interested, eager to remove roadblocks, asking provocative questions, and helping build your career. That’s the leader I wish for you, and want you to be. But, with 71% of workers disengaged, chances are one day or another you’ll work for a disengaged boss.

5 Benefits of a Disengaged Boss

On the surface it sucks. Your team’s killing themselves and your boss is just not

Christmas In July: How To Make Everyday Magic

It was a sweltering July day, the heat wave had been going on for weeks. We only had a window air conditioner in one room in the house. It was starting to feel crowded. My mom had used up her usual tricks to stay cool the library, the movies, peppermint stick ice cream with chocolate sprinkles. And then on the 25th of July, we woke up to Christmas carols blaring throughout the house, and the smell of French Toast

Frontline Festival: July- Teams And Teamwork Edition

Welcome to the July, Teams and Teamwork Edition of the Frontline Festival. I am pleased to bring you another International line-up of thought leaders sharing their best posts on teams and teamwork. David Dye of Trailblaze, shares his post Give Me 3 Minutes and I’ll Make You a Smarter Leader.  I love his application of crowdsourcing, and the leader’s responsibility for making the most of group

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