toxic teammates

The Ugly Truth About Toxic Teammates

Toxic teammates are easy to spot;  Toxic teammates are toxic a lot. Here’s a list of things that they do. As you read, you’ll see that it’s true.  Toxic teammates complain. About their manager. About their teammates. About their executives. About their schedules. About their pay. About…well…pretty much everything. Toxic teammates find ways to rationalize[…]

trusting teams do these things

Trusting Teams Do These 12 Things

If all it took for a team to build trust was the doing a trust fall exercise together, companies everywhere would be filled with trusting teams, and the trust problem within organizations would have long ago been solved. But alas, we know that’s not the case. (And that’s why we do things a little differently at[…]

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[…]

What to Do When a Teammate Doesn’t Respect You

You know they don’t respect you. Maybe they parked in your parking spot. You know, the parking spot that’s not marked just for you, but that everyone should know not to park in because it’s just for you. Maybe they lumped you in with other, lesser humans on the “To” line in an email when[…]