There are many reasons our seemingly failure-proof plans go horribly wrong. One critical step you can take to move the odds of success in the right direction is to borrow a step from Red Teaming and learn to unpack and stress test key assumptions. This article shares some ideas to help you get started with this critical step for strengthening decision-making and planning activities.
2017-10-17T08:31:13+00:00 October 17th, 2017|
Cross-functional teams are a fact of life in our organizations. As a team or initiative leader, you are competing with a host of other priorities and initiatives for the hearts and minds of your team members. Your group's performance depends upon you taking steps early in the team formation to ensure a healthy, effective working environment. Here are five ideas to help you jump-start your cross-functional team's health:
2017-10-16T09:07:28+00:00 October 16th, 2017|
Join me for a free webinar where I share lessons learned and ideas for you as you pursue your own journey of career reinvention. I lived this journey myself and now I work with later career professionals interested in pivoting to something different and more important and personally rewarding in their lives.
2017-10-15T12:28:38+00:00 October 15th, 2017|
In most workplaces, we operate with loosely coordinated groups and not teams in the true sense. These groups lack purpose, coaching, structure, support, and leadership, and as a result, sub-optimize. Fortunately, the ingredients and recipe for effective team development are not locked away somewhere in a vault. Mostly, they are basic blocking and tackling.
2017-10-13T11:48:33+00:00 October 13th, 2017|
Communication challenges are a fact of workplace life, however, establishing clear communication values can simplify and improve a team's effectiveness and efficiency with this mission critical behavior.
2017-10-11T08:04:39+00:00 October 11th, 2017|
There's an awful lot of conventional wisdom that is nothing more than a cover for organizational and managerial laziness. It pays to cultivate an allergic reaction to anything that smells like: "We've always done it this way."
2017-10-08T12:31:45+00:00 October 8th, 2017|