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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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Are Your Teammates Too Sensitive?

Are Your Teammates Too Sensitive?

Last week I described the 3 categories of bullying and what to do about it. This week, I’m challenging the stats on bullying and taking on the people who shout, “bully” at the drop of the hat. Too many people are just not willing to be uncomfortable (or accountable) and they’re ruining your team’s chance at being innovative, efficient, or effective. Here’s how to tell what’s bullying, what’s bad behavior, and what’s par for the course in a high performing team.

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How to handle the Flip-Flopping Boss

How to handle the Flip-Flopping Boss

There are a lot of different versions of difficult people to work for. One of the most infuriating is the boss where the idea they heard last is the one they like most. Do you know the type? Just when you think that you’ve got their commitment, someone else walks through their door and they’re on to the next great idea. How do you deal with this indecisive, conflict-avoidant, needs-to-be-liked character? I’ve got some tips.

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