We are our teams

We've all probably come across teams which have some of the following characteristics - toxic bickering, tribal behaviours (I win you lose), bad working atmosphere, poor performance and team members feeling managers are not dealing with these problems. Normally this isn't a life or death situation, unless you happen to be the cardiac surgery unit … Continue reading We are our teams

When do you have your best ideas?

This is a question I often ask busy managers. Here are the most common answers. First thing in the morning (after a good nights sleep) In the gym Walking the dog On holidays (but not deliberately thinking about work) Swimming Sitting in the garden Standing on top of a mountain or sometimes they say "it … Continue reading When do you have your best ideas?

Choose operational targets wisely

I ran a workshop this week with a really great team at one of my clients and the topic of targets came up for discussion. Targets had been introduced to this organisation fairly recently and the team had a very interesting discussion around how this impacted them. The role of the team was varied and … Continue reading Choose operational targets wisely

Walking the talk can be a challenge

Being a role model is an inherent part of being in a managerial or leadership position - your team looks up to you and expects you to lead the way in behavior and values. This topic often comes up in┬ámanagement & leadership workshops. From time to time I see delegates back away from being a … Continue reading Walking the talk can be a challenge