Category Archives: Team Building

How to Minimize Team Conflict

This blog is about the importance of reducing destructive team conflict. It provides approaches and strategies to create cohesive and collaborative teams.
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Communication: Fundamental to Project Success

Communication is the glue holding a project together. Consistent sharing of information can reduce role confusion, meandering project scope, and unforeseen challenges-all the typical hazards encountered by work teams. (more…)
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To Mentor or to Delegate?

Managers often obsess about which projects to delegate. They wonder if the team can handle high-stake assignments and fear that a project will spin out of control without their direct involvement. When managers are unwilling to delegate major projects, employees may suspect that those assigned to them aren't highly valued.   This is both inefficient and…
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The Power of Why: The Importance of Providing Framework

Generally, change begets anxiety. And it's not only downsizing or new performance metrics that cause workplace angst. Even great opportunities for career growth can be a source of stress for employees if the message is poorly delivered. So before you broadcast any important business decision, it's wise to consult key staff-to educate, listen and gather…
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Accountability: The Great Motivator

So you’ve made that blood-stirring speech about the new year's goals. Now get specific, line up responsibility for the goals. Because until that happens, your vision is likely to remain nothing more than a free-floating intention. (more…)
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