build committed team

10 Ways Leaders Can Build a Committed Team

Everyone wants a committed team, and lots of folks talk about having one. But let’s be honest — real-deal commitment is pretty rare. Now don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of teams out there that comply with what their boss tells them to do, or what they understand the organization’s direction to be; but compliance isn’t[…]

signs your culture is in trouble

7 Signs Your Culture is in Trouble

Spiderman has that whole spidey-sense thing that tells him when something’s about to go sideways. Batman has that handy-dandy bat-signal that pops up in the night sky to let him know that Gotham needs his particular set of skills. Wouldn’t it be nice if the rest of us had something like that as it relates[…]

why people won't admit they're wrong

Here’s Why People Won’t Admit They’re Wrong

It’s been our default mode since we were still in disposable underpants (or cloth, if that’s your thing — don’t judge me). From the time we were kidlets, if given the choice between admitting we were wrong — or had made a mistake or done something we weren’t supposed to — and doing…well…almost anything else,[…]

questions leaders can ask

20 Questions Leaders Can Ask Their Teams

“What’s your position on unicorns?” That Socrates guy was onto something with that crazy method of his, though what you’ll see in this post isn’t nearly as eloquent. Getting to know our teams is an ongoing quest for leaders. There’s always more we can learn, and things we once knew to be true can change[…]