All leaders want stars on the team and there is plenty of advice available about how to hire the “right” people. That’s great. I’m all for building the best team possible, but is selecting team members the only way to do that? My military experience provides an interesting answer. Military… Read More »Why Canâ€™t I Build a Team of Stars?
You’ve probably heard that 20% of what you do is producing 80% of the results. Or maybe someone told you that 80% of the issues you deal with come from only 20% of your people. They most likely called this the Pareto Principle. What is this Pareto Principle, where did… Read More »What is the 80/20 Rule and Why Should I Care?
This is not a political statement. In fact, for this I urge you to put your political leanings aside. Itâ€™s important for leaders to learn from the lessons presented to them in everyday life. Much of what I have learned about leadership, both good and bad, came from observing and… Read More »What Can You Learn From the Response to the Virus?
Being a team player doesnâ€™t always mean agreeing with the boss or the majority. Being a team player means you are loyal to the team. As a team member that means you provide the benefit of your experience and expertise and speak up and make suggestions based on that experience and expertise.
How do create an effective mission statement?
Have you ever considered what your vision is for your team? Here’s how to define the leader’s vision.
The human body is amazing. It even comes with its own clock. This internal, or biological clock tells us when itâ€™s time to eat and sleep. It will council us that, yes there are only two episodes of Lucifer left but it really is time to go to bed. So how can you help your team memberâ€™s circadian rhythm?
This concept of, â€œfake it â€˜till you make itâ€ is very bad advice for leaders. You will get caught faking it, most likely fairly quickly, and will lose any respect your team may have for you.
Too often the requirement to be a follower is interpreted to mean, â€œDo as youâ€™re told and donâ€™t argue.â€ Sometimes that may be necessary, but usually that approach does not benefit the team or the leader. A better approach is to support the leader.
I am concerned.
Because of the lack of conflict. What? There is lots of conflict.
Yes there is. But it isnâ€™t good conflict.