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Leadership Courage Part 3: Tackling the Tough Issues

Imagine you are walking along and see an old, empty paint can in the road. Do you pick it up and throw it into the nearest dumpster – or, do you kick it down the road? Most corporate teams, if they answered the metaphorical question honestly, would admit that they tend to kick the can … Continue reading Leadership Courage Part 3: Tackling the Tough Issues

Leadership Courage Part 2: Engaging in Open Dialogue and Healthy Conflict

Peak team and company performance depends on open dialogue and healthy conflict. Unfortunately, the dialogue within many teams and at many companies is often less than open and the conflict is anything but healthy. There are many possible reasons for less-than-optimal interpersonal communications. For example, people may: Protect their turf rather than looking at the … Continue reading Leadership Courage Part 2: Engaging in Open Dialogue and Healthy Conflict

Leadership Courage Part 1: Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities for Peak Team Performance

It is easy to say that businesses need to be clear about what needs to be done and who needs to do it to achieve optimum performance. But it is so hard to do. Leadership teams habitually struggle to clarify roles and responsibilities: it requires discipline and courage to define the seats you need on … Continue reading Leadership Courage Part 1: Clarifying Roles and Responsibilities for Peak Team Performance

Overt and Covert Resistance to Change

When people object to change – or, more accurately, the chaos that change brings – their objection can take two forms: overt resistance and covert resistance. Overt resistance may or may not be verbal, but it is always obvious. You can see it in people’s body language, their facial expressions, and in what they say … Continue reading Overt and Covert Resistance to Change

8 Reasons People Resist Change

It is a common belief that people always resist change. That is not entirely accurate. After all, if a change is positive, such as receiving a 10% raise, people can be all for it! It is more accurate to say that people resist the chaos that change brings. Such resistance is normal, it is natural, … Continue reading 8 Reasons People Resist Change

Why You Must Confront Toxic Superstars

You’ve met toxic superstars. He’s the killer developer, spinning out innovative code that generates big-time bucks for the business – but he’s arrogant, cocky, and entitled to the nth degree. She’s the account rep who uses her highly advanced persuasion skills with prospects and effortlessly breaks every sales goal – but she treats her co-workers … Continue reading Why You Must Confront Toxic Superstars