Have you wondered why I named my website TeamsRock.com? To be honest, probably not, because we’re all pretty busy with our own lives. Still, it has a significant meaning to me, and to anyone [...]
One of the most trying parts of office work, and a contributor to poor organizational culture, is the time spent in meetings. We’ve all been there: A team leader or department executive calls everyone into the conference room, where time drags by as concerns and issues are discussed.
Every team experiences efficiency issues that cause bottlenecks in their process. These issues can occur frequently – daily, even – creating hiccups on the road to team building success. Luckily, there is a remedy. [...]
One of the big teamwork challenges for a team leader is communicating effectively with team members. Every team member is an individual with their own personality. Each person perceives, hears and responds to conversations differently. [...]
Just because some team members aren’t in the office doesn’t mean it’s impossible to create a strong team. There are many methods a team leader can use to create team cohesiveness and ensure peak performance [...]
Nobody likes giving negative feedback. Perhaps that’s why most of us are so bad at it. We don’t like delivering bad news or making someone feel bad about their performance.
How often do you provide positive feedback compared to negative feedback? And in what way do you provide that feedback? When it comes to team development, delivering feedback can make the difference between a team that just does their jobs vs. a team that is excited to excel.
One of the most terrifying words in the team development dictionary is “conflict.” Believe me when I say that conflict can be a good thing.
How do you want to be remembered as a team leader? That seems like an odd question, yet the truth is that we carry memories of the people we work with throughout our lives. What do we remember them for? Do we remember them for their ability to turn in reports on time? Or for something more? How many of them could have been the best boss ever?
For a team leader, feedback is an essential team development skill and key to understanding what’s really going on with the team. It’s important to build trust and vulnerability between all members of the team, including yourself.