Where expectations meet reality

You have two options if your team is struggling to improve their performance or any other quality. You could lower your expectations to meet their performance. It is, of course, possible you were expecting too much. With this choice, I’m going to bet you will get what...

Focus on moving forward

Do you ever find it easier to focus on what is in your way, rather than what is it going to take to overcome the challenge? It is in our natural wiring to not take responsibility for problems. Often, teams will talk about why they lack confidence in why something is...

Are you committed?

There are many factors involved in great teamwork. All of these factors need to align with building individual commitment. You will not create a great team if the individuals are not able to fully commit. Without commitment, individuals will not bring their full...

They’ve got this

What do you do when things become uncomfortable? Do you withdraw or try to help others feel better? Or, do you get into the thick of it and confront a challenge? Leadership is easy when things are good. The true test of your leadership, though, is when things are...

When a team becomes a team

When does a group of people become a team? Assigning people to work together does not make them a team. People are going to start bumping into each other when they start working together. This is a crucial time for groups who want to be teams. A sign of a group...