Feeling overwhelmed and confused? You are not alone. LEGO has identified 11 paradoxes to remind managers and leaders of the tensions they need to balance at all times. Here are some of their realities: To be able to establish close relationships with your employees – and to keep the proper distance To take the lead… Read more »
Posts Tagged: collaboration
I had a chuckle this morning in my gym, where the owner has created the cheesiest wall of “inspirational quotes”. The first one I saw was smack in the middle of the wall: Never Settle. Never Settle – my Mum used to say this to me. Growing up in an environment where “having” meant collaboration… Read more »
We have a blind spot about sales that, if left unchecked, will damage our ability to serve our clients and thrive. With a small shift of perspective, we can eliminate this blind spot and set up our companies for lasting success. Our Blind Spot Our blind spot is our unease with sales. Most of us… Read more »
We often hear about conflict management within organizations, and I don’t imagine it is something that will die down anytime soon. Recently, the topic resurfaced when I got my own Conflict Management Style results from a Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI). It seems that my chief way of handling conflict (according to my own answers) was to… Read more »
“A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and approach for which they are mutually accountable.” – Katzenbach and Smith, 1993. This is my favorite definition of “team”. It is the one that can be most broadly applied and, for us at MarchFifteen,… Read more »
When I first heard Phil LeNir, co-founder of our beloved CoachingOurselves methodology, talk about Collective Leadership I was transported straight to my life in Poland, where the term was used by the Politburo. So, you can imagine, my emotional reaction to the term was less than lukewarm. But when I heard Phil explain the term… Read more »
In business, we can build on the kindness we experience with each other now by encouraging more collaborative approaches to mandates, projects or tasks.