Be honest – how many times a month do you sit in meetings with your peers and leave feeling energized, focused, and supported? Strategic time for leaders is critical, and yet the exception rather than the rule in my experience leading and coaching leaders.
Teambuilding 101 – Enter the Danger (and I don’t mean find a ropes course)
Have you ever seen a group of leaders start becoming a team? The irony is that it does not take a ropes course or a walk in the mountains to find the danger that binds leaders together. EOS® creates opportunities for groups to become teams every time we get together. This story is based on several dozen EOS moments that I have experienced with teams on the journey to achieve what I have learned to call vision, traction, and healthy.
Documize: 1 Tip for creating and leading a safe environment for your team
Documize. In a recent EOS session, I uttered this word and the response from the team reminded me what a gift a safe environment for learning and working can be. It also provided me with an opportunity to demonstrate what leading in a safe environment looks like. What are you doing to create safety today?
Boss Watching: 3 Actions to Manage it
Is boss watching the #1 sport in the office? Not sure. But leaders need to have the self awareness to know people are watching and lead with transparency. Leadership is about building trust and generating truth to such questions as Why is this happening? or What are you thinking about? Boss watching is about followers filling in the blanks.
Friday Fun on Monday – Any other ideas?
Laughter is good medicine for any workplace. Here is one idea that helps teams have a little fun together. Any to add?
Building a Strong Team – no ropes needed, just a BBQ
The success of a team rests on the shoulders of the team members, not the leader. The leader has a role, but the people have to see their role for it to work. Here is a story about a group of offensive lineman from the Michigan State University football team and what they did to build a great team. They did it without consultants and ropes courses, which is significant.
trU Tips 9: There is no ‘I’ in team – When and why this is wrong
trU Tips #9 – A monthly publication by The trU Group. This topic is exploring when and why the notion of “There is no ‘I’ in team” is wrong. When bringing together highly driven and successful people, there has to be an I or it will not work. This is especially true for entrepreneurial organizations and certain industries like financial services. This includes some expert advice around how to form a team with these experts.