Have you ever wondered why seemingly intelligent people can find it so hard to work successfully with others? The good news is that EQ can be developed.
Accountability means that team members are prepared to hold one another to account for what they are meant to do and, equally importantly, for the manner in which they do it.
I have previously written about the first two steps for developing a high performing team: Building trust Overcoming the fear of conflict Without trust, real teamwork is all but impossible; you can read about that in an earlier blog. And you can catch up on overcoming the fear of conflict here. Once a team has …
I have written previously about trust, which is the foundation for an effective team and how real teamwork is impossible without this. But the challenge of building trust is that team members need to be prepared to make themselves vulnerable with one another. However, once a team has started to build vulnerability-based trust, it can …
Trust is the foundation for an effective leadership team – or almost any team come to that. Without trust, real teamwork is all but impossible. Trust means that members of the team are confident that their colleague’s intentions are good, that they do not have to tiptoe around certain individuals or manage their behaviours for …
Culture has a huge impact on an organisation’s ability to function properly. Get it right and it’s like sailing with the wind behind you; get it wrong and there can be unfortunate and unintended consequences.
Smart people often struggle with strategy. I know because I’ve seen it many times. They may lose their way in the mechanics, get bogged down in detail or simply end up with a document which gets dusted down twelve months later for the next so-called “strategy round”.
It’s relatively straightforward to identify candidates with the right technical skills and experience but it’s much harder to find out if they have the right personality and mix of soft skills to do the job effectively. Ask anyone who has had a difficult boss or team member
When money’s tight, we cut back on routine maintenance. The same principle often applies to organisational culture but if it’s not maintained, things can start to go very wrong.
Blaming organisational culture for serious failings is not a new phenomenon. Achieving culture change is not a quick fix, it’s a corporate governance issue and it has to be led from the top.