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Stop Solving Problems

Stop Solving Problems

Does your leadership team love to roll up your sleeves and start solving problems? If so, you’re doing it wrong. Leadership teams are not well-positioned to solve the majority of problems. Attempting to do so wastes time, yields ineffective approaches, while simultaneously disempowering the people whose job it is to address the issue. Here’s what you can do instead.

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How to Work with Someone You Don’t Trust

How to Work with Someone You Don’t Trust

Have you ever had to depend on someone you don’t trust to get your work done? It’s a very vulnerable feeling. Depending on whether your lack of trust stems from a lack of connection, low capability or dependability, or proof that the person has little integrity, there are things you can do to reduce the likelihood you get burned and increase the likelihood that you get the job done.

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A Different Take on Psychological Safety

A Different Take on Psychological Safety

There’s a lot of talk about psychological safety lately–with good reason. Without psychological safety, individuals tend to withhold contributions that could make their team more effective. But is every claim of an unsafe environment true? Is there any accountability for the individual to own their own thoughts and attributions? I hope so. Here’s my take.

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11 Mistakes to Avoid in Decision-making

11 Mistakes to Avoid in Decision-making

What’s the single most problematic part of your team’s decision-making process. Do you under-prepare? Could you use better facilitation? Are inter-personal dynamics getting in the way? Here’s my list of 11 problems that inhibit efficient and effective decision-making in teams. Pick your team’s greatest foible and see how you might make a change for the better.

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