Leading Your Army: Is This Really the One You Wanted?

Leading Your Army - Is it Really the One You Wanted?

If leading your army feels like a parade, you might be doing it wrong. Appearances are important, and first impressions matter, but too often we can find ourselves overly focused on how things look at the expense of how well they function.  When it comes to leading your army, what others see isn’t as important […]

Who’s in Your Canoe? 5 Things to Consider When Building a New Team

I’m building a new team; who should be on it? Often we just inherit the teams we lead, but occasionally we have the opportunity to build a new team from scratch.  How do you know who to pick?    Here are five action steps you can take when building a new team that will give […]

Micromanagement: 7 Signs You’re a Micromanager and What to Do About It

Micromanagement: 7 Signs You are a Micromanager and What to Do About It

Could you be guilty of micromanagement? The micromanager has been called the bully of the business world, and micromanagement is responsible for killing motivation, eroding trust, and leading to waste and inefficiency. Yet the last person to recognize that they are a micromanager is the micromanager themselves. Could you be one of them and not […]

How to Build Team Culture One Test at a Time

Building Team Culture One Step at a Time

We all recognize that building team culture is important   We know a strong team culture can have a huge positive impact on team effectiveness, employee engagement, and overall productivity.  The question is, where does it come from?  How do we build it? To me, the short answer is that culture is shaped most powerfully by […]