10 Things to Remember About Your Team Under Pressure

10 Things to Remember About Your Team Under Pressure

My supervisor (once upon a time when I worked at a large organization) came to me in a panic one day because a project waiting in the wings suddenly became the top priority. I was instructed to drop everything, redirect everybody and all resources to this project, and...
Great Teams on Purpose – Mastermind!

Great Teams on Purpose – Mastermind!

Are your team members stuck on problems caused by their difference in age or experience? The Great Teams on Purpose Mastermind is for you! Who it’s right for: Leaders and directors of teams with a wide age spread – especially if you have been in your...
Fine doesn’t mean “fine”

Fine doesn’t mean “fine”

One of the most common preferences I’ve come to see in my years of working with business teams is describing a team with the word, “fine.” I have some bad news: when you say the word, “fine,” it doesn’t mean what you think it does. Here are just a few examples of...
Simple antidote to holiday stress

Simple antidote to holiday stress

Once, there was a farmer, who had enough of everything, but not always much extra. She had been through many good times and many bad times, and was known for her reliability and thoughtful words. One day, a horse wandered onto her farm. It seemed content to stay there...
How to quickly disrupt damaging meeting behaviors

How to quickly disrupt damaging meeting behaviors

I believe strongly we all have two very specific rights regarding participating in meetings. The rights to: Expect that the group will stick to a meeting agenda; and Speak up when a meeting goes off-track. Why? Because time and relationships are our most precious...