In our last blog, we discussed how leaders can wreck trust on their teams. Now, no leader sets out purposefully to damage trust. But it can happen, nonetheless. If you find yourself in the unenviable position of having been responsible for dismantling team trust, you have an important job ahead of you: rebuilding trust on… Continue reading A Blueprint for Rebuilding Team Trust
7 Ways to Wreck Trust on Your Team
It is easy for a leader to wreck trust on their team. Too easy. If you as a leader are seeing a trust deficit within your team, ask yourself if you have contributed to the situation in one or more of the following seven ways: 1. You put the kibosh on communication. For trust to… Continue reading 7 Ways to Wreck Trust on Your Team
Detecting a Culture of Fear
I (Tim) recall hearing about a leader who, when asked what his management style was, stated without apology, “Fear.” He purposefully and aggressively worked to instill fear in his people, believing that if they were afraid of him they would work better. You are likely repulsed by the thought of such a “leadership style,” and… Continue reading Detecting a Culture of Fear
Culture by Intention or Culture by Default?
Corporate culture can be created in one of two ways: by intention or by default. The corollary is that if you don’t create a positive corporate culture by intention, you may end up with a negative corporate culture by default. We were once called into a company to help a brand new leader because he… Continue reading Culture by Intention or Culture by Default?
Corporate Culture Starts at the Top
“The culture of a company is the behavior of its leaders. Leaders get the behavior they exhibit and tolerate. You change the culture of the company by changing the behavior of its leaders.” – Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done One company’s culture is characterized by blaming, negativity, and disengagement.… Continue reading Corporate Culture Starts at the Top