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Category: Teamwork

PLAYING IN THE GAP

During a recent presentation, I asked participants to write the top five qualities of a great supervisor on sticky notes. One quality per note. Debrief: I asked, “What do you have on the list?” Someone yelled out, “Honesty.” I asked, “How many have honesty.” Nearly everyone in the room raised their…

5 QUESTIONS TO ASK DURING TOUGH CONVERSATIONS

The tipping point between prolonged disappointment and renewed vitality is a difficult conversation. Many leadership frustrations are the result of conversations that didn’t happen. The choice to avoid difficult conversations often masquerades as kindness. From Leadership Freak  Read more.

Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing: Understanding the Stages of Team Formation

Forming a team takes time, and members often go through recognizable stages as they change from being a collection of strangers to a united group with common goals. Bruce Tuckman’s Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing model describes these stages. When you understand it, you can help your new team become effective more…

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