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[…]

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,[…]

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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[…]

leadership actions that build trust

9 Leadership Actions That Build Trust

Building trust seems so cliche, which is unfortunate, because its importance simply cannot be overstated. Real trust is critical to a healthy team and organization, and any team or organization without it will find itself rotting away from the inside out. Leadership Action That Builds Trust: Being Human This one is foundational for many of the[…]